Summer-Type Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Unique Disease in Japan

@article{Kawai1984SummerTypeHP,
  title={Summer-Type Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis: A Unique Disease in Japan},
  author={T Kawai and Masaya Tamura and Mei Murao},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1984},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          311-7
        }
}
A unique form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in which clinical symptoms appear in the summer and subside spontaneously in the mid-autumn was found in Japan. This disease was named summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis and was found the most prevalent form in Japan. This disease has the following characteristic features: 1) initiation in the summer; 2) repeated episodes during subsequent seasons for many years; 3) familial occurrence; 4) no occupational relationship; 5) positive returning… CONTINUE READING
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