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Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis fatal?
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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 failure.
Even in these situations if medical care is sought out the response to steroid medicine is usually very good. Repeat exposures that are untreated can cause a more chronic scarring of the lung or pulmonary fibrosis that can shorten ones life.

In brief: 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 failure.
Even in these situations if medical care is sought out the response to steroid medicine is usually very good. Repeat exposures that are untreated can cause a more chronic scarring of the lung or pulmonary fibrosis that can shorten ones life.
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