Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (cont.)

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What is the treatment for hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

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The most important treatment of hypersensitivity pneumonitis is avoidance of repeated exposures to the offending particles. With early diagnosis and prevention, the prognosis is good. Prolonged, repeated exposures can lead to permanent lung damage, scarring, and potentially significant disability.

Medically reviewed by James E Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

REFERENCES:

Rose, CS, Lara AR. Hypersenstivity pneumonia In: Mason RJ, Broadus VC, Martin TR, et al. Eds. Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa; Saunders Elsevier; 2010; Chap 66.

Saltoun, et. al. Hypersensitivity pneyonitis resulting from community exposure to Cadada goose droppings when an exteran environmental antigen becomes an indoor environmental antigen. Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Vol 84 Issue 1; Pgs 84-86 January 2000.

Takahashi, et. al. Serum Kl-6 Concentrations in Dairy Farmers. Chest. August 2000, vol. 118 no. 2 445-450.


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