Imaging of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Andrea L. Magee*, Steven M. Montner, Aliya Husain, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Rekha Vij, Jonathan H. Chung

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The management of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) depends on early identification of the disease process, which is complicated by its nonspecific clinical presentation in addition to variable and diverse laboratory and radiologic findings. HP is the result of exposure and sensitization to myriad aerosolized antigens. HP develops in the minority of antigenic exposures, and conversely has been documented in patients with no identifiable exposure, complicating the diagnostic algorithm significantly. Prompt diagnosis and early intervention are critical in slowing the progression of irreversible parenchymal damage, and additionally in preserving the quality of life of affected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1033-1046
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume54
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • High-resolution computed tomography
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Parenchymal lung disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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