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Can hamsters as pets contribute to pulmonary fibrosis?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Generally no.

The cause of pulmonary fibrosis is not known, but hamsters haven't been associated with it.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis can be caused by pet birds and lead to pulmonary fibrosis in rare cases.

In brief: Generally no.

The cause of pulmonary fibrosis is not known, but hamsters haven't been associated with it.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis can be caused by pet birds and lead to pulmonary fibrosis in rare cases.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

There is a rare condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis or extrinsic allergic aveolitis that can be caused by exposure to hamsters and their feces.
Usually this is from birds, but any animal can cause it if you have a proclivity and are exposed long enough. The cure is to remove the patient from the animal.

In brief: Rarely

There is a rare condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis or extrinsic allergic aveolitis that can be caused by exposure to hamsters and their feces.
Usually this is from birds, but any animal can cause it if you have a proclivity and are exposed long enough. The cure is to remove the patient from the animal.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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