Obstructive airways disease in non-smoking subjects with pigeon fanciers' lung.

@article{Bourke1989ObstructiveAD,
  title={Obstructive airways disease in non-smoking subjects with pigeon fanciers' lung.},
  author={Stephen J. Bourke and Roger Carter and Kenneth Anderson and James Boyd and Spasina King and B P Douglas and Gavin J Boyd},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={1989},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={629-32}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the degree of airways involvement in non-smoking subjects with extrinsic allergic alveolitis resulting from pigeon-derived antigens. Two hundred and eight pigeon fanciers completed a questionnaire of symptoms, performed spirometry on a Vitalograph Compact spirometer and had IgG antibody to pigeon gamma-globulin measured. Eighty fanciers had the acute form of pigeon fanciers' lung (PFL) and these subjects were less likely to be current smokers (P less than 0… CONTINUE READING