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Bird fancier's lung which developed in a pigeon breeder presenting organizing pneumonia.
Intern Med. 2010; 49(23):2605-8.IM

Abstract

Bird fancier's lung (BFL) is one of the most common types of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. We report a rare case of acute-on-chronic bird fancier's lung that developed in a pigeon breeder and presented subpleural curvilinear shadow and ground glass opacity on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest. The results of surgical lung biopsy showed mainly intraalveolar organization and alveolitis in addition to the pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia with centrilobular fibrosis. Examination of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid revealed an increase in lymphocytes. The results of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgA antibodies against pigeon dropping extracts were positive in sera and BAL fluid. Consequently, the patient was diagnosed as having BFL. Avoidance of pigeons and corticosteroid therapy led to rapid improvement.

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Case Reports
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Language

eng

PubMed ID

21139300

Citation

Ito, Takafumi, et al. "Bird Fancier's Lung Which Developed in a Pigeon Breeder Presenting Organizing Pneumonia." Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan), vol. 49, no. 23, 2010, pp. 2605-8.
Ito T, Sugino K, Satoh D, et al. Bird fancier's lung which developed in a pigeon breeder presenting organizing pneumonia. Intern Med. 2010;49(23):2605-8.
Ito, T., Sugino, K., Satoh, D., Muramatsu, Y., Sano, G., Sato, K., Sakaguchi, S., Isobe, K., Sakamoto, S., Takai, Y., Hata, Y., Shibuya, K., Uekusa, T., Kurosaki, A., & Homma, S. (2010). Bird fancier's lung which developed in a pigeon breeder presenting organizing pneumonia. Internal Medicine (Tokyo, Japan), 49(23), 2605-8.
Ito T, et al. Bird Fancier's Lung Which Developed in a Pigeon Breeder Presenting Organizing Pneumonia. Intern Med. 2010;49(23):2605-8. PubMed PMID: 21139300.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Bird fancier's lung which developed in a pigeon breeder presenting organizing pneumonia. AU - Ito,Takafumi, AU - Sugino,Keishi, AU - Satoh,Daisuke, AU - Muramatsu,Yoko, AU - Sano,Go, AU - Sato,Keita, AU - Sakaguchi,Shinji, AU - Isobe,Kazutoshi, AU - Sakamoto,Susumu, AU - Takai,Yujiro, AU - Hata,Yoshinobu, AU - Shibuya,Kazutoshi, AU - Uekusa,Toshimasa, AU - Kurosaki,Atsuko, AU - Homma,Sakae, Y1 - 2010/12/01/ PY - 2010/12/9/entrez PY - 2010/12/9/pubmed PY - 2011/11/9/medline SP - 2605 EP - 8 JF - Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan) JO - Intern Med VL - 49 IS - 23 N2 - Bird fancier's lung (BFL) is one of the most common types of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. We report a rare case of acute-on-chronic bird fancier's lung that developed in a pigeon breeder and presented subpleural curvilinear shadow and ground glass opacity on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest. The results of surgical lung biopsy showed mainly intraalveolar organization and alveolitis in addition to the pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia with centrilobular fibrosis. Examination of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid revealed an increase in lymphocytes. The results of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgA antibodies against pigeon dropping extracts were positive in sera and BAL fluid. Consequently, the patient was diagnosed as having BFL. Avoidance of pigeons and corticosteroid therapy led to rapid improvement. SN - 1349-7235 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21139300/Bird_fancier's_lung_which_developed_in_a_pigeon_breeder_presenting_organizing_pneumonia_ L2 - https://joi.jlc.jst.go.jp/JST.JSTAGE/internalmedicine/49.3664?from=PubMed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -