pigeon fancier's lung

pigeon fancier's lung

A 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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For example, in an early report of pigeon fancier's lung disease, a patient continued to keep pigeons without experiencing exacerbations (21).
Obstructive airways disease in nonsmoking subjects with pigeon fancier's lung.
It is also alleged that he failed to make any, or any adequate, arrangements to diagnose, investigate or treat the underlying condition of patient C, who was housebound and suffered from a series of problems including diabetes, depression and pigeon fancier's lung.