Al Eskan disease: Desert Storm pneumonitis.

  title={Al Eskan disease: Desert Storm pneumonitis.},
  author={Andr{\'a}s L Kor{\'e}nyi-Both and Alyosha Molnar and R Fidelus-Gort},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={157 9},
The authors observed an acute desert-related disease when the mixture of the fine Saudi sand dust and pigeon droppings triggered a hyperergic lung condition. It was further aggravated by various kinds of organic pathogenic components contributing to an opportunistic infection of the lung. These all lead to the recognition of a new clinicopathological entity, Desert Storm pneumonitis or Al Eskan disease. For the first time, the Saudi sand dust's elemental composition was studied by… CONTINUE READING

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