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inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
alveolitis sic´ca doloro´sa dry socket.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
hypersensitivity pneumonitisInflammation 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.
Cough, fever, shortness of breath, wheezing.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
allergic alveolitisPulmonary 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
allergic alveolitisInflammation 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.
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