extrinsic allergic alveolitis


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Related to extrinsic allergic alveolitis: Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis

alveolitis

 [al″ve-o-li´tis]
inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
alveolitis sic´ca doloro´sa dry socket.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·li·tis

pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity due to repeated inhalation of organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.

extrinsic allergic alveolitis

hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Inflammation of the alveoli due to hypersensitivity to inhaled organic dusts, fungi and moulds, which, if chronic, can lead to interstitial lung changes on chest films.

Clinical findings
Cough, fever, shortness of breath, wheezing.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·lit·is

(eks-trin'zik ă-lĕr'jik al-vē'ŏ-lī'tis)
Pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity to organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.
Synonym(s): hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·lit·is

(eks-trin'zik ă-lĕr'jik al-vē'ŏ-lī'tis)
Pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity due to repeated inhalation of organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.

extrinsic

of external origin.

extrinsic allergic alveolitis
see hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
extrinsic factor
see extrinsic factor.
extrinsic incubation period
the period between infection of the arthropod insect vector and the vector's ability to infect the next vertebrate host.
extrinsic pathway
see coagulation pathways.
extrinsic protein
see membrane proteins.