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Could having hamsters as pets contribute to pulmonary fibrosis?
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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Some people can develope a sensitivity to their pets.
This can lead to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Untreated this can lead to pulmonary fibrosis.

In brief: Yes
Some people can develope a sensitivity to their pets.
This can lead to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Untreated this can lead to pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Unlikely
Allergies are more likely.
Pulmonary fibrosis could possibly occur from hypersensitivity pneumonitis, but this hasn't been described.

In brief: Unlikely
Allergies are more likely.
Pulmonary fibrosis could possibly occur from hypersensitivity pneumonitis, but this hasn't been described.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Highly unlikely
Never heard of it.
However, if this is a new connection, do not hesitate to investigate.

In brief: Highly unlikely
Never heard of it.
However, if this is a new connection, do not hesitate to investigate.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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