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Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic

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Synonyms of Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic

  • Allergic Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Extrinsic Allergic Pneumonia
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis is a lung disorder resulting from repeated inhalation of organic dust, usually in a specific occupational setting. In the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever begin several hours after exposure to the dust. The chronic form is characterized by gradual changes in the lung tissue associated with several years of exposure to the irritant.

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