Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Khateeb

Presentation

Previously healthy young adult, presenting with recent onset cough and shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 29 years old
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

There is homogeneous bilateral and symmetric alveolar opacities and numerous centrilobular ground-glass alveolar nodules.

No evidence of fibrosis.

Case Discussion

Upon further questioning, the patient reported working closely with birds recently, which is, along with the radiologic findings, points to acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis as the diagnosis. 

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Case Information

rID: 43590
Case created: 18th Mar 2016
Last edited: 18th Nov 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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