The use of specific inhalation challenge in hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

  title={The use of specific inhalation challenge in hypersensitivity pneumonitis.},
  author={Xavier Mu{\~n}oz and Ferran Morell and M J Cruz},
  journal={Current opinion in allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={13 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis remains a dilemma because of the absence of any characteristic features able to distinguish it from other interstitial lung diseases. We analyze the current role of the specific inhalation challenge (SIC) in the diagnosis of this entity. RECENT FINDINGS Few descriptions of the use of SIC for the diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis have been published in recent years. In fact, hypersensitivity pneumonitis is still diagnosed… CONTINUE READING
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