extrinsic allergic alveolitis


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Related to extrinsic allergic alveolitis: Cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis

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.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·li·tis

pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity due to repeated inhalation of organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.

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.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·lit·is

(eks-trin'zik ă-lĕr'jik al-vē'ŏ-lī'tis)
Pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity to organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.
Synonym(s): hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

ex·trin·sic al·ler·gic al·ve·o·lit·is

(eks-trin'zik ă-lĕr'jik al-vē'ŏ-lī'tis)
Pneumoconiosis resulting from hypersensitivity due to repeated inhalation of organic dust, usually specified according to occupational exposure; in the acute form, respiratory symptoms and fever start several hours after exposure to the dust; in the chronic form, there is eventual diffuse pulmonary fibrosis after exposure over several years.
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In general, this heterogeneity explains why occupational exposure to WDs has been shown to be associated with a variety of health effects and several disorders of all aerodigestive tracts: sinonasal cancer, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, extrinsic allergic alveolitis [2-4].
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.
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.