Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


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

Patient Data

Age: 29 years old
Gender: Male

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
Published: 18th Mar 2016
Last edited: 13th Dec 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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