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[A relapse of acute bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to the use of a feather duvet by a housemate].
Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi. 2010 Apr; 48(4):328-32.NK

Abstract

In December 2007, a 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of cough and low-grade fever for 1 month. We performed various medical tests and diagnosed acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis. We suspected that the cause of illness was the prolonged use (10 years) of a feather duvet. She was treated with corticosteroids and was advised to avoid using feather duvets. This treatment improved her symptoms. However, she relapsed after 1 year. She had never used a feather duvet since the last admission, but her housemate used a feather duvet in the same room during winter. Bronchoalveolar lavage revealed lymphocytosis. Specific antibodies against pigeon and budgerigar-dropping extracts were present in her serum. On the basis of these findings, we diagnosed acute bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis. This condition is rarely caused by indirect exposure. Therefore, we reiterate the significance of obtaining of a detailed medical history to identify relevant antigens.

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Case Reports
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jpn

PubMed ID

20432977

Citation

Harada, Tomoya, et al. "[A Relapse of Acute Bird-related Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to the Use of a Feather Duvet By a Housemate]." Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi = the Journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, vol. 48, no. 4, 2010, pp. 328-32.
Harada T, Watanabe E, Touge H, et al. [A relapse of acute bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to the use of a feather duvet by a housemate]. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi. 2010;48(4):328-32.
Harada, T., Watanabe, E., Touge, H., Tokuyasu, H., Kawasaki, Y., & Isowa, N. (2010). [A relapse of acute bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to the use of a feather duvet by a housemate]. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi = the Journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society, 48(4), 328-32.
Harada T, et al. [A Relapse of Acute Bird-related Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due to the Use of a Feather Duvet By a Housemate]. Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai Zasshi. 2010;48(4):328-32. PubMed PMID: 20432977.
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