bird handler's disease

bird handler's disease

Bird breeder's disease, bird fancier's lung, parrot fever Pulmonary medicine A type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis–extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by allergy to bird components* or bird droppings, avian serum or gut proteins At risk birds Budgerigars, chickens, ducks, parakeets, pigeons, turkeys. See Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
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