Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (hypersensitivity pneumonitis) caused by Sphingobacterium spiritivorum from the water reservoir of a steam iron.

Abstract

A case of extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) caused by Sphingobacterium spiritivorum is described. The symptoms were associated with the use of a steam iron. The water reservoir was heavily contaminated with S. spiritivorum (10(6) CFU ml(-1)). This is the first report of S. spiritivorum as a causative agent of EAA.

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@article{Kmpfer2005ExtrinsicAA, title={Extrinsic allergic alveolitis (hypersensitivity pneumonitis) caused by Sphingobacterium spiritivorum from the water reservoir of a steam iron.}, author={Peter K{\"a}mpfer and Steffen Engelhart and Mathias Rolke and Jochen Sennekamp}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2005}, volume={43 9}, pages={4908-10} }