Bird Fancier’s Lung: a case report

  • Mele Chelakkoth Sabir Senior Consultant, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
  • Robin George Manappallil Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3973-6800
  • Arya Devi Chandramana Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
Keywords: Bird fancier’s lung, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, corticosteroids

Abstract

Bird fancier’s lung is an uncommon form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by airborne exposure to avian antigens. The symptoms resolve with cessation of the antigen exposure along with corticosteroid therapy.  However, the disease, in its chronic form, can lead to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis. Hence, an early diagnosis and avoidance of the antigen is essential.

Published
2019-09-03
How to Cite
Sabir, M., Manappallil, R., & Chandramana, A. (2019). Bird Fancier’s Lung: a case report. Asian Journal of Bio-Medical Research EISSN: 2452-6275, 4(3), 1-2. Retrieved from http://pmindexing.com/index.php/AJBR/article/view/7

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