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Descriptor in English: Sick Building Syndrome
Descriptor in Spanish: Síndrome del Edificio Enfermo
Descriptor in Portuguese: Síndrome do Edifício Doente
Descriptor in French: Syndrome du bâtiment malsain
Entry term(s): Sick House Syndrome
Syndrome, Sick Building
Syndrome, Sick House
Syndromes, Sick House
Tree number(s): C20.543.312.750
C21.223.750
SP4.027.253.444
VS4.002.001.002.001.001
Scope note: A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Online Note: use AIR POLLUTION, INDOOR to search SICK BUILDING SYNDROME 1992-95; use ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE 1990-91
History Note: 96; was see AIR POLLUTION, INDOOR 1992-95, was see ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE 1990-91
DeCS UI: 32611
Descriptor UI: D018877
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/12/27
Revision Date: 2015/06/16
Sick Building Syndrome - Preferred
Concept UI M0028232
Scope note A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Preferred term Sick Building Syndrome
Entry term(s) Sick House Syndrome
Syndrome, Sick Building
Syndrome, Sick House
Syndromes, Sick House



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