allergic alveolitis

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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.

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.

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.


pertaining to or caused by allergy.

allergic alveolitis
allergic breakthrough
a theory which attributes temporary increases in clinical severity of atopy to influences, such as concurrent disease or hormonal variations, acting to inhibit the mechanisms which normally regulate production of IgE at low levels following sensitization.
allergic bronchitis
see bronchitis, feline bronchial asthma, pie syndrome.
allergic contact dermatitis
results from percutaneous sensitization to allergens, usually haptens, that form covalent bonds with epidermal proteins, and the development of a delayed (type IV) hypersensitivity. Lesions typically correspond in location to the area of contact between allergen and skin which in animals is often in relatively hairless areas unless the allergen is presented in liquid form.
allergic dermatitis
inflammation of the skin resulting from exposure to antigens to which the animal is hypersensitive. Usually involving immediate (type I) hypersensitivity but also commonly applied to reactions involving delayed (type IV) hypersensitivity. The specific skin reaction, lesions and pattern of disease produced depend on many factors including the type of allergen and immune mechanism, route of exposure and species differences. See also atopy, sweet itch, allergic contact dermatitis (above).
allergic encephalitis
see experimental allergic encephalomyelitis.
equine allergic dermatitis
an intensely itchy dermatitis along the back of horses caused by sensitivity to the bites of the sandfly Culicoides brevitarsus and possibly other insects. Called also sweet itch, Queensland itch.
allergic inhalant dermatitis
see atopy.
allergic reaction
an immune-mediated, adverse clinical response, following the inhalation, ingestion or injection of an antigen by a sensitized animal. Manifestations include urticaria or anaphylaxis.
allergic rhinitis
see enzootic nasal granuloma, summer snuffles.
allergic urticaria
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Histologic diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
The inspiratory "squawk" in extrinsic allergic alveolitis and other pulmonary fibroses.
The appearances are consistent with a long standing allergic alveolitis.
Key words: Aureobasidium pullulans, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, fungal diseases, humidifier fever, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, indoor air quality, Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula.
The HSE has revealed that 87 workers have been struck down with occupational asthma and 24 with extrinsic allergic alveolitis, with the worst affected hit by both diseases.
The union said it was aware of 15 cases of what appeared to be allergic alveolitis and was preparing claims on their behalf.
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.