'Atypical pneumonia' due to parakeet sensitivity: bird fancier's lung in a 10-year-old girl.Br J Dis Chest. 1984 Oct; 78(4):404-7.BJ
p6trinsic allergic alveolitis is rare in childhood, with most of the cases reported due to exposure to avian precipitins (Stiem et al. 1966; Dinda et al. 1969; Chandra & Everly Jones 1972; El-Hefny et al. 1980). We report a 10-year-old girl with bird fancier's lung, and suggest that environmental antigens should be sought in children presenting with non-resolving chest disease.