allergic alveolitis


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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.

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.

allergic alveolitis

Pulmonary medicine Lung inflammation 2º to exposure to a chemical, organic dust, fungi, molds which, if chronic, can lead to interstitial lung changes on CXR Clinical Cough, fever, SOB, wheezing. See Bird-handler's disease, Farmer's lung, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

allergic alveolitis

Inflammation of the small air sacs in the lungs, usually caused by inhalation of organic dusts. There are various named types, including Bird (or pigeon) fancier's lung, Farmer's lung, Mushroom worker's lung, BAGASSOSIS, Maltworker's lung and Maple bark disease.
References in periodicals archive ?
Effect of cigarette smoking on the antibody response to inhaled antigens and the prevalence of extrinsic allergic alveolitis among pigeon breeders.
Lung and blood T-cell receptor repertoire in extrinsic allergic alveolitis. Eur Respir J.
Agents of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis) from Surgical Pathology of Non-Neoplastic Lung Disease.
The working diagnosis was hypersensitivity pneumonitis (Extrinsic allergic alveolitis).
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) has now been associated with over 50 inhaled environmental substances (11).
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis in domestic environments (domestic allergic alveolitis) caused by mouldy tapestry.
Wood dusts and their contaminants might elicit immune related disorders such as extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA): being interstitial inflammation and fibrosis, a common end point for both disorders is that the IPF may be a misdiagnosis.
Unfortunately, exposure reconstruction is frequently inconsistent and anamnesis often misses other causes of pulmonary fibrosis (e.g., extrinsic allergic alveolitis) [39].
We should be careful to avoid inappropriate diagnosis of MCS in patients who have well-defined toxic or allergic disease or irritant injury (e.g., asthma, lead intoxication, or allergic alveolitis); an incorrect diagnosis could prevent patients from receiving appropriate specific therapy.
To win state cash, extrinsic allergic alveolitis has to be classified as an industrial disease, but the type of alveolitis caught at the engine plant has traditionally been associated with agricultural work.
A spokesman for the Department of Work and Pensions said: "Extrinsic allergic alveolitis has been diagnosed in a number of workers from Powertrain.