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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Inflammation in lung: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a lung disease in which an inhaled substance capable of triggering an immune response called and "antigen" is inhaled ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Sherlock Holmes: It can be extremely difficulty to identify the source of hypersensitivity penumonitis; there are literally tens and tens of sources for the illness. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hypersesitive pneumo: Yes it can if you get expsed to the same or similar organic dust, which caused it in first place.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 years experience Pulmonology
Maybe: The rate of recurrence of hypersensitivty pneumonitis is very low unless you have repeat contact with the offending agent. Some of these causes inclu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Extrinsic alveolitis: A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple things: An appropriate history, chest x-ray ANS appropriate blood tests are often needed. If the exposure that causes it can be identified avoidance of the ex ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not usually: Not usually, however very heavy exposure to the inciting agent or very severe responses can cause severe lung injury and result even in respiratory fa ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Not reported.: If it occurs, probably another cause, not the simivistatin. I could find only one citation on simvistatin and cutaneous vasculitis, a case report of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Similar: Asthma is, in most cases, an allergic reaction caused by ige or the allergy antibody. Hypersensitivity pnemonitis is a different immune reaction cause ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ramirez
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very different: Hp is a hypersensitivity reaction usually to some organic material usually mold, but also food particles, bird droppings, pets, grains, etc. Asthma p ... Read More

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