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Whats the difference between hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine

In brief: What is effected

Asthma is a disease of chronic mid to small airway inflammation, sometimes caused by allergens but not always.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lung tissue itself as the result of exposure to allergens (eg birds) , it usually resolves when the allergen is removed, although long term exposure can lead to scarring.

In brief: What is effected

Asthma is a disease of chronic mid to small airway inflammation, sometimes caused by allergens but not always.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is inflammation of the lung tissue itself as the result of exposure to allergens (eg birds) , it usually resolves when the allergen is removed, although long term exposure can lead to scarring.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Similar

Asthma is, in most cases, an allergic reaction caused by ige or the allergy antibody.
Hypersensitivity pnemonitis is a different immune reaction caused by igg, usually. Both can make one short of breath but the reason for this symptom is different pathology.

In brief: Similar

Asthma is, in most cases, an allergic reaction caused by ige or the allergy antibody.
Hypersensitivity pnemonitis is a different immune reaction caused by igg, usually. Both can make one short of breath but the reason for this symptom is different pathology.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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