Hypersensitivity pneumonitis - acute

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Recent onset of dyspnea and chest tightness.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Numerous poorly defined small (less than 5 mm) alveolar opacities, and multiple centrilobular ground-glass nodules scattered throughout both lungs associated with bilateral basal ground glass opacities.

Case Discussion

The patient reports a recent exposure to pigeons and the CT chest demonstrates the typical appearance of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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Case information

rID: 59422
Published: 10th Apr 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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