Hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Rachna Shah, Leslie Grammer*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is characterized by a non-IgE mediated inflammation which can progress to disabling or even fatal end-stage lung disease. It is caused by repeated inhalation of non human organic dust including birds, agricultural dusts, and molds. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is treated with avoidance to the causative antigen and corticosteroids. We present two -challenging cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChallenging Cases in Pulmonology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781441970985
ISBN (Print)1441970975, 9781441970978
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013


  • Antibody to pheasant
  • Chronic cough
  • Farmer's lung
  • Hot tub lung
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Ventilation pneumonitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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