Clinicopathological features of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

  title={Clinicopathological features of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis.},
  author={Hiroshi Hayakawa and Masahiro Shirai and Atsuhiko Sato and Yasuyuki Yoshizawa and Akihito Todate and Shiro Imokawa and Takafumi Suda and Kingo Chida and Ryoji Tamura and Kyousuke Ishihara and Shigeki Saiki and Masayuki Ando},
  volume={7 4},
OBJECTIVE Only limited information exists concerning the clinical and pathological features of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) in Japan and elsewhere. We present data on clinicopathological features of chronic HP obtained through a Japanese nationwide survey. METHODOLOGY We studied the clinical and pathological findings in 10 patients with chronic HP who underwent surgical lung biopsy or postmortem examination. RESULTS There were three types of clinical course: six of the 10… CONTINUE READING