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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

D.J. Hendrick and G.P. Spickett

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.181404

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is an uncommon inflammatory disorder of the lungs that results from hypersensitivity responses to inhaled environmental agents. Most varieties are occupational in origin, but sporadic cases arise in domestic settings or from recreational activities. Causal agents chiefly comprise allergenic microbial spores that contaminate stored vegetable produce (e.g. farmer’s lung caused by ...

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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