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Title: Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Authors: Pereira, Carlos Alberto de Castro [UNIFESP]
Gimenez, Andrea [UNIFESP]
Kuranishi, Lilian [UNIFESP]
Storrer, Karin [UNIFESP]
Keywords: Interstitial Lung Diseases
Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
Diffuse Lung Disease
Lung Immune Response
Hrct
Farmers LungIdiopathic Pulmonary-Fibrosis
High-Resolution Ct
Bird Fanciers Lung
Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
Bronchoalveolar Lavage
Interstitial Pneumonia
Presenting Features
Computed-Tomography
Clinical Findings
Farmers Lung
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Engenharia Materials
Citation: Journal Of Asthma And Allergy. Albany, v. 9, p. 171-181, 2016.
Abstract: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a common interstitial lung disease resulting from inhalation of a large variety of antigens by susceptible individuals. The disease is best classified as acute and chronic. Chronic HSP can be fibrosing or not. Fibrotic HSP has a large differential diagnosis and has a worse prognosis. The most common etiologies for HSP are reviewed. Diagnostic criteria are proposed for both chronic forms based on exposure, lung auscultation, lung function tests, HRCT findings, bronchoalveolar lavage, and biopsies. Treatment options are limited, but lung transplantation results in greater survival in comparison to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Randomized trials with new antifibrotic agents are necessary.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49390
ISSN: 1178-6965
Other Identifiers: https://doi.org/10.2147/JAA.S81540
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