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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

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Etiology, history and exam findings, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Etiology, history and exam findings, diagnostic evaluation and treatment of hypersensitivity pneumonitis

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Published by: adultmedicalconsultants on Oct 10, 2008
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Avian proteins
Case study

67 yo 150+ pack-yr smoker
Raised budgerigars 1980-88
Diagnosed as IPF 1988
1994 diagnosed with Bird Fancier’s Lung

Lymphocytic alveolitis and organizing pneumonia by TBBx
Serum precipitins positive for bird antigens

Disease stable until 2000

Developed low grade fever and increased dyspnea
Bronchocentric alveolitis on CT/chest
Patient acquired feather duvet

Inase et al Internal Medicine 2004

www.ladygouldianfinch.com

Nursing Home Aviary

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