Bird fancier lung

Bird fancier lung refers to a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis occurring as a response to avian antigens (usually inhaled proteins in the dust of bird feathers and droppings). It can have acute, subacute and chronic clinical presentations.

For a broad discussion on this entity, please refer to the main article on hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Radiographic features

CT

HRCT chest features can differ depending on whether it is acute, subacute or chronic but in general can be similar to other forms hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Treatment and prognosis

Cessation of avian exposure forms a key part of management. Most cases have a good prognosis following cessation.

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Article information

rID: 29110
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bird fancier lung
  • Bird fancier's lungs
  • Bird fancier lungs
  • Pigeon fancier's lung
  • Pigeon fancier's lungs
  • Budgerigar fancier's lung
  • Budgerigar fancier's lungs

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