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A woman with cough, fever, and micronodular infiltrates on chest radiograph.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16929884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hot tub lung is a form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) reported to be associated with exposure to large aerosolized inocula of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC). Although the pathogenesis of the disease is still poorly understood, the pathology of MAC-related HP can be similar to that of sarcoidosis, with well-formed granulomas. We describe a patient with HP featuring well-formed granulomas on transbronchial biopsy specimens, a finding believed to be unique to MAC-related HP, also referred to as "hot tub lung".
Viranuj Sueblinvong; Gilman B Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-25     Completed Date:  2006-09-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  873-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic / complications*,  microbiology,  radiography
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / microbiology
Cough / diagnosis,  etiology*,  microbiology
Diagnosis, Differential
Fever / diagnosis,  etiology*,  microbiology
Mycobacterium avium / isolation & purification
Radiography, Thoracic*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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