Hypersensitivity pneumonitis from ordinary residential exposures.

  title={Hypersensitivity pneumonitis from ordinary residential exposures.},
  author={Michael J. Apostolakos and Harold Rossmoore and William S. Beckett},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={979 - 981}
A previously healthy woman developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis of such severity that she required chronic systemic corticosteroid therapy for symptom control. Detailed investigation of her workplace and home environments revealed fungi in her typical suburban home, to which she had specific serum precipitating antibodies. Efforts to remove mold from the home were unsuccessful in relieving symptoms, and moving to another residence was the only intervention that allowed her to be withdrawn… CONTINUE READING
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