Pigeon breeder's lung in childhood: varied clinical picture at presentation.

@article{Grech2000PigeonBL,
  title={Pigeon breeder's lung in childhood: varied clinical picture at presentation.},
  author={Victor Grech and Cecil Vella and Herbert Lenicker},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={145-8}
}
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis occurs rarely in childhood. We present 5 cases and briefly review the literature regarding this condition in the pediatric population. This report includes all cases (n = 5) of extrinsic allergic alveolitis known to have occurred in childhood on Malta. All cases were males, and were initially misdiagnosed as having other respiratory illnesses or mental disturbances. The diagnosis was based on a history of exposure to birds, clinical findings, positive avian… CONTINUE READING

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