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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a raptor handler and a wild bird fancier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7749976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis has been associated with a variety of antigens in various settings. We have recently encountered one case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis from owl droppings and another case from a wild Moluccan cockatoo. OBJECTIVE: It is important to alert physicians to the possibility of hypersensitivity pneumonitis when dealing with wildlife workers and wild bird fanciers. METHOD: A report of two cases with progress and response to therapy. RESULTS: Clinical and serologic information are of value in the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to birds and avoidance is the optimal approach. CONCLUSION: There are many raptor handlers and wild bird fanciers across the United States and the world. Given the incidence of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in pigeon breeders, this may herald a new variant of allergic disease among wildlife workers and wild bird fanciers.
A C Choy; R Patterson; A H Ray; M Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1081-1206     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-06-20     Completed Date:  1995-06-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503580     Medline TA:  Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Allergy-Immunology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Husbandry
Animals, Wild*
Bird Fancier's Lung / etiology*
Occupational Diseases / etiology

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