pigeon fancier's lung
pigeon fancier's lungA form of allergic alveolitis caused by repeated inhalation of pigeon dust in pigeon lofts. Acute attacks feature cough, breathlessness, fever, shivering and a feeling of illness. The condition may become chronic and may progress to severe deterioration in lung function. Adequate mask protection and the use of protective clothing can reduce the risk.
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