A case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is presented and briefly discussed. The clinical characteristics, diagnosis, pathogenesis, and management of this syndrome are reviewed followed by clinical pearls and pitfalls for the practicing allergist. Most patients with acute HP recover completely with removal from the offending antigen. Treating symptoms only and not avoiding antigen triggers may lead to severe pulmonary fibrosis.
Document Type: Conference Report
Publication date: November 1, 2005
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