Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Woman With Chronic Dyspnea

Naketa Chand, Krishna Gollamudi, Zuhaía Khan, Roohab Shaikh


Bird fanciers lung is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, commonly seen after being exposed to avian antigens. Herein, we describe a 37-year-old female who was diagnosed with bird fanciers lung after purchasing three cockatiels. She presented with dyspnea, fever, fatigue and cough and the diagnosis was confirmed by a series of tests including pulmonary function tests, chest X-ray and bronchoalveolar lavage indicating lymphocytosis and increase in mast cells. Our case demonstrated the entire course of the disease along with various treatment options.

J Med Cases. 2017;8(11):371-373
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc2928e


Hypersensitivity; Pneumonitis; Bird fancierís lung

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