Occupational allergic alveolitis

Leslie C. Grammer*

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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is an important occupational pulmonary disease. A variety of antigens including foreign proteins and low molecular weight chemicals have been described as etiologic agents. The immunopathogenesis appears to involve activated CD8+ cells as well as activated macrophages. The clinical disease may be acute, subacute or chronic depending upon the nature and level of exposure. Reducing exposure to known antigens is a strategy that appears promising in terms of prevention of irreversible disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Issue number6 II
StatePublished - Dec 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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