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

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A careful history

A careful history with a physician (allergist or pulmonologist) can help identify potential causes which can often be confirmed with special blood test looking for precipitating antibodies.
Oral steroids may be needed for treatment until one can avoid the cause.

In brief: A careful history

A careful history with a physician (allergist or pulmonologist) can help identify potential causes which can often be confirmed with special blood test looking for precipitating antibodies.
Oral steroids may be needed for treatment until one can avoid the cause.
Dr. David Shulan
Dr. David Shulan
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Team work

Sometimes the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis is challenging.
It is common for a team of doctors to work together including pulmonologist, allergist, pathologist, radiologist with expertise in chest diseases, occupational physician (if related to workplace) and industrial hygienist.

In brief: Team work

Sometimes the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis is challenging.
It is common for a team of doctors to work together including pulmonologist, allergist, pathologist, radiologist with expertise in chest diseases, occupational physician (if related to workplace) and industrial hygienist.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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