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[Use of precipitins in the diagnosis of bird fancier's lung: apropos of 2 cases].
Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1989 Jul 22; 119(29):1005-9.SM

Abstract

Bird breeder's disease is a frequent diagnosis among the forms of extrinsic allergic alveolitis seen in the urban environment. We report two illustrative cases and discuss the respective roles of broncho-alveolar lavage cells and precipitating antibodies against avian antigens in the diagnostic work-up and the pathogenesis of the disease. In 1988 we evaluated over 100 sera from all over Switzerland with clinical suspicion of bird breeder's disease. In this cohort preliminary results show sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 92% for the presence of precipitins against avian antigens in the diagnosis of bird breeder's disease. The results suggest that this non-invasive test deserves revaluation as a diagnostic tool in bird breeder's disease.

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Département de médecine, Hôpital cantonal universitaire de Genève.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

2799327

Citation

Reynaud, C, et al. "[Use of Precipitins in the Diagnosis of Bird Fancier's Lung: Apropos of 2 Cases]." Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 119, no. 29, 1989, pp. 1005-9.
Reynaud C, de Haller R, Ribaux C, et al. [Use of precipitins in the diagnosis of bird fancier's lung: apropos of 2 cases]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1989;119(29):1005-9.
Reynaud, C., de Haller, R., Ribaux, C., Nerbollier, G., Richardet, C., & Polla, B. S. (1989). [Use of precipitins in the diagnosis of bird fancier's lung: apropos of 2 cases]. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, 119(29), 1005-9.
Reynaud C, et al. [Use of Precipitins in the Diagnosis of Bird Fancier's Lung: Apropos of 2 Cases]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1989 Jul 22;119(29):1005-9. PubMed PMID: 2799327.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Use of precipitins in the diagnosis of bird fancier's lung: apropos of 2 cases]. AU - Reynaud,C, AU - de Haller,R, AU - Ribaux,C, AU - Nerbollier,G, AU - Richardet,C, AU - Polla,B S, PY - 1989/7/22/pubmed PY - 1989/7/22/medline PY - 1989/7/22/entrez SP - 1005 EP - 9 JF - Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift JO - Schweiz Med Wochenschr VL - 119 IS - 29 N2 - Bird breeder's disease is a frequent diagnosis among the forms of extrinsic allergic alveolitis seen in the urban environment. We report two illustrative cases and discuss the respective roles of broncho-alveolar lavage cells and precipitating antibodies against avian antigens in the diagnostic work-up and the pathogenesis of the disease. In 1988 we evaluated over 100 sera from all over Switzerland with clinical suspicion of bird breeder's disease. In this cohort preliminary results show sensitivity of 85% and specificity of 92% for the presence of precipitins against avian antigens in the diagnosis of bird breeder's disease. The results suggest that this non-invasive test deserves revaluation as a diagnostic tool in bird breeder's disease. SN - 0036-7672 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2799327/[Use_of_precipitins_in_the_diagnosis_of_bird_fancier's_lung:_apropos_of_2_cases]_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -