Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due To Domestic Mold

  • Amitkumar Jitubhai Dave Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Ravi Manohar Yadav Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Sangeetha Jayant Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • Sivaprasad Kondelti Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
  • CP Rauf Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala

Abstract

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a syndrome caused by repeated inhalation of specific antigens from environmental ex­posure in sensitized individuals. It is considered a granulomatous interstitial disease of the lungs. HP is the result of a cell-mediated immune response of the lung to a wide variety of inhaled antigens. The mainstay of diagnosis and management is a careful exposure history and further avoidance of the causative agent if it is identified.

Author Biographies

Amitkumar Jitubhai Dave, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Ravi Manohar Yadav, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Sangeetha Jayant, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Sivaprasad Kondelti, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
CP Rauf, Chest Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
Department of Pulmonary Medicine

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Published
2016-01-27
How to Cite
DAVE, Amitkumar Jitubhai et al. Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Due To Domestic Mold. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 55-58, jan. 2016. ISSN 2348-392X. Available at: <https://www.babymhospital.org/BMH_MJ/index.php/BMHMJ/article/view/88>. Date accessed: 22 july 2024.
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Case Reports