Histologic diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis

A. Coleman, T. V. Colby

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Abstract

Twenty-seven patients with open-lung biopsy findings consistent with extrinsic allergic alveolitis ((hypersensitivity pneumonitis) were studied. In only one case had the diagnosis been considered prior to the biopsy. Among the 27 patients, a causative exposure was subsequently identified in 10, and no apparent cause could be found in the remaining 17. The prognosis for the entire group was good; all 10 patients in whom an exposure was found and 13 of 17 without causative exposure are alive without progressive lung disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-518
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Volume12
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
Biopsy
Lung Diseases
Lung

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Histologic diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis. / Coleman, A.; Colby, T. V.

In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Vol. 12, No. 7, 1988, p. 514-518.

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Coleman, A & Colby, TV 1988, 'Histologic diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis', American Journal of Surgical Pathology, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 514-518.
Coleman, A. ; Colby, T. V. / Histologic diagnosis of extrinsic allergic alveolitis. In: American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 1988 ; Vol. 12, No. 7. pp. 514-518.
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