Hot Tub Lung

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(1) Respiratory dysfunction linked directly to hot tub use, due either to infection by or hypersensitivity to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) growing in hot tub water
(2) Hypersensitivity pneumonitis linked to recreational use of a hot tub caused by Cladosporium spp, an aeroallergenic fungi of the class Deuteromycetes
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Patients with hot tub lung typically are previously healthy and younger than those with other NTM-associated pulmonary disease.
The main presenting symptoms of hot tub lung are subacute-onset shortness of breath, cough, and fatigue.
DATA SYNTHESIS: We summarized the clinical presentation and investigations of four presumptive cases and reviewed previously reported cases of hot tub lung.
CONCLUSIONS: There is a debate in the literature whether hot tub lung is an HP or a direct infection of the lung by nontuberculous mycobacteria.
A case of hot tub lung due to Mycobacterium avium complex in an immunocompetent host.
Hot tub lung is a recently described entity characterized by a hypersensitivity pneumonitis-like response to nontuberculous mycobacteria (specifically, Mycobacterium avium complex, abbreviated as MAC) inhaled in aerosol form from hot tubs.
The most characteristic pathologic finding of hot tub lung is the presence of granulomas within air spaces (usually the lumens of small bronchioles) (Figure 5, E and F).
There is no standard approach to treatment of hot tub lung.
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Regular, routine maintenance can prevent hot tub lung," said Suzanne Barrows, NSPI's senior director of communications and marketing.
We bring up hot tub lung during our orientation," said Michael Payne, co-owner of Classic Spas & Hot Tubs Inc.
But Lachocki said proper maintenance is probably the best way to decrease the risk of hot tub lung.