Instrumental Maladies (part 1: Saxophones)

Music may be ‘the universal language of mankind’, and ‘the food of love’, but it’s produced at a cost – from the musician’s point of view it’s unfortunately not always entirely 100%  risk-free. Here is a partial list of the health-hazards of playing a musical instrument . . .

Part 1 : Saxophones

• Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to molds in a saxophone player.

• Recurring peritonitis due to Streptococcus from the upper respiratory tract in a saxophone player under peritoneal dialysis.

• Playing saxophone induced diffuse alveolar hemorrhage: a case report.

• Persistent cough in a saxophone player

• Saxophone headaches.

Coming soon : More Instrumental Maladies

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    Am J Emerg Med. 2000 Jul;18(4):504-5.
    Saxophone spermatic cord hematoma.
    Lindhorst E, Paolucci V.
    PMID:10919552 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]