[Hypersensitivity pneumopathies ("bird fancier's lung") in children. Diagnostic value of bronchoalveolar lavage].Arch Fr Pediatr. 1988 Feb; 45(2):115-7.AF
A current view of "pigeon fancier's lung" in children is reported through a familial case presenting as a severe denutrition in a 9 year-old boy. Cellular and biochemical analysis of broncho-alveolar lavage fluid is essential to proper diagnosis. Treatment is based upon the eviction of inhaled antigenic organic materials issued from pigeon's droppings, corticosteroid treatment being only additional. Pulmonary fibrosis is a rare but possible complication in the outcome of the disease.