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What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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 and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever , shortness of breath etc.. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Definition)

A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. These include molds, birds and other antigens found especially in workplaces and hobbies. It affects lung alveoli and can have acute (appears like viral pneumonia), subacute and chronic forms. No one ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Extrinsic alveolitis: A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. These include molds, birds and other antigens found especially in workplaces and hobbies. It affects lung alveoli and can have acute (appears like viral pneumonia), subacute and chronic forms. No one test confirms the disease. ...Read more

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Not sure what is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis? What doctor can tell?

Not sure what is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis? What doctor can tell?

Lung: A pulmonologist or lung specialist is an expert in this disease. Identifying the specific cause can be difficult, sometimes anti-inflammatory steroid medicine can be used to treat regardless. Identifying the cause is most useful in preventing future exposure. ...Read more

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Can leaving hypersensitivity pneumonitis untreated for 2 years be potentially dangerous for the lungs? If so, how?

Can leaving hypersensitivity pneumonitis untreated for 2 years be potentially dangerous for the lungs? If so, how?

HRCT: There are stages of progression of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is difficult to predict the course, but a follow up HRCT of the lungs provides information about the degree of involvement and scarring in the lung. Steroids are used to treat the disease, and I would also advise that you have a bronchial washing as well. ...Read more

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What is acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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 and causes an illness that is like pneumonia, with fever , shortness of breath etc.. Symptoms resolve when exposure to the antigen is stopped, but repetitive exposure can result in chronic scar formation in the lung. Steroid medicine can also help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Extrinsic alveolitis: A non-ige mediated, immunologically mediated lung disease with generalized symptoms due to sensitization of a wide variety of inhaled organic dusts. These include molds, birds and other antigens found especially in workplaces and hobbies. It affects lung alveoli and can have acute (appears like viral pneumonia), subacute and chronic forms. No one test confirms the disease. ...Read more

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What is causing hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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. Some of the top offenders include: •bird droppings •humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs •liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries •moldy hay, straw, and grain •chemicals released during the production of plastics and ele. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last june. Am I healthy now?

Maybe: The rate of recurrence of hypersensitivty pneumonitis is very low unless you have repeat contact with the offending agent. Some of these causes include exposures to: •bird droppings •humidifiers, heating systems, and hot tubs •liquid chemicals used in the landscaping and florist industries •moldy hay, straw, and grain •chemicals released during the production of plastics and electronics, and chem. ...Read more

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How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly?What can I do if I have it

How are you diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and can it happen suddenly?What can I do if I have it

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 exposure can be curative. Steroids can help relieve symptoms for the short term. If the exposure persist, serious lung damage can occur. You do need to see your physician or specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

I had hypersensitivity pneumonitis last year. Can it return?

Hypersesitive pneumo: Yes it can if you get expsed to the same or similar organic dust, which caused it in first place. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


Dr. Paul Carter
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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more