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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732828/diagnostic-implications-of-positive-avian-serology-in-suspected-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Matthew J Woge, Jay H Ryu, Teng Moua
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic evaluation of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) often involves serologic assessment for identifiable causes such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). While not on its own defining of HP, precipitin serologies are often obtained to support clinical suspicion if other findings are inconclusive. We studied the clinical relevance of positive avian serology in patients undergoing ILD evaluation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified individuals with positive avian serology (>53...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730253/fatal-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-after-chemical-occupational-exposure
#2
Milena Adina Man, Sorin Claudiu Man, Nicoleta Ştefania Motoc, Carmen Monica Pop, Antigona Carmen Trofor
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is a rare non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory lung disease caused by inhalation exposure (occupational, recreational or ordinary home exposure). A 36-year-old female patient, without significant medical history, is referred to an outpatient pulmonology clinic for dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue and weight loss. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was performed, and significant lung fibrosis (especially centrilobular and interlobular in bilateral "thick lines"), traction bronchiectasis and alveolitis in both superior lobes are described...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723313/time-for-an-international-consensus-on-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-call-to-arms
#3
Philip L Molyneaux, Toby M Maher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699799/immunization-of-balb-c-mice-with-pigeon-igy-induces-the-production-of-anti-igg-autoantibodies
#4
Ivan Sammir Aranda-Uribe, Enrique Ortega, Erasmo Martínez-Cordero
The breakdown of immunological tolerance due to the activation of autoreactive B and T cells triggers physiopathological processes. An example of such conditions is the production of IgG autoantibodies specific for the Fc portion of IgG (anti-Fcγ IgG). Previous reports have shown that patients with pigeon-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis exhibit an increase in the serum levels of anti-Fcγ IgG. There is no in vivo model for the study of this condition and the immunological mechanisms of tolerance breakdown associated with sensitization by pigeon antigens are still unknown...
July 12, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699237/evaluation-of-visual-and-computer-based-ct-analysis-for-the-identification-of-functional-patterns-of-obstruction-and-restriction-in-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Joseph Jacob, Brian J Bartholmai, Anne Laure Brun, Ryoko Egashira, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Ronald Karwoski, Vasileios Kouranos, Maria Kokosi, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To determine whether computer-based quantification (CALIPER software) is superior to visual computed tomography (CT) scoring in the identification of CT patterns indicative of restrictive and obstructive functional indices in hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). METHODS: A total of 135 consecutive HP patients had CT parenchymal patterns evaluated quantitatively by both visual scoring and CALIPER. Results were evaluated against: forced vital capacity (FVC), total lung capacity (TLC), diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide (DLCO ) and a composite physiological index (CPI) to identify which CT scoring method better correlated with functional indices...
July 11, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687910/ct-findings-associated-with-survival-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Jonathan H Chung, Steven M Montner, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Justin M Oldham, Aliya N Husain, Rekha Vij, Imre Noth, Mary E Strek
OBJECTIVES: To identify CT findings in chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (cHP) associated with survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two thoracic radiologists assessed CT scans for specific imaging findings and patterns in 132 subjects with cHP. Survival analyses were performed. RESULTS: The majority of subjects had an inconsistent with usual interstitial pneumonitis pattern on CT (55.3%,73/132). Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) diagnosis on CT was less common in those with fibrosis (66...
July 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667660/signaling-pathways-and-their-mirna-regulators-involved-in-the-etiopathology-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-ipf-and-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-hp
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Justyna Kiszałkiewicz, Wojciech Piotrowski, Ewa Brzeziańska-Lasota
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) belong to heterogenic group of interstitial lung diseases (ILD). For the reason that this group of diseases present with complex clinical non-specific features, they represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. In this review we focus on several crucial signaling pathways participating in inflammation, fibrosis and EMT processes, so important in the course of ILD: TNF-α/NFκβ, TGF-β/SMAD, Wnt-β-catenin and PI3K-Akt signaling...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655345/methotrexate-induced-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-appearing-after-30%C3%A2-years-of-use-a-case-report
#8
Mashal Salehi, Robertha Miller, Myint Khaing
BACKGROUND: Methotrexate has been implicated in a variety of lung complications, one of which is hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis most often occurs within the first year of starting low-dose orally administered methotrexate. We present a case of methotrexate-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis after 30 years of methotrexate use, which is the first case to be reported so far. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old African American woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis presented with progressively worsening shortness of breath and nonproductive cough...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648751/the-muc5b-promoter-polymorphism-and-telomere-length-in-patients-with-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-observational-cohort-control-study
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Brett Ley, Chad A Newton, Isabel Arnould, Brett M Elicker, Travis S Henry, Eric Vittinghoff, Jeffrey A Golden, Kirk D Jones, Kiran Batra, Jose Torrealba, Christine Kim Garcia, Paul J Wolters
BACKGROUND: Patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis are at risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, which is associated with reduced survival. In families with multiple affected members, individuals might be diagnosed as having idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or chronic (fibrotic) hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which suggests these disorders share risk factors. We aimed to test whether the genomic risk factors associated with the development and progression of IPF are also associated with the development of fibrosis and reduced survival in people with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis...
June 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648750/muc5b-and-short-telomere-length-in-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#10
Yingze Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638572/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-an-overlooked-cause-of-cough-and-dyspnea
#11
Ryan S D'souza, Anthony Donato
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated pulmonary disorder involving inflammation of the lung interstitium, terminal bronchioles, and alveoli caused by the immune response to the inhalation of an offending environmental airborne agent. It can manifest as exertional dyspnea, fatigue, weight loss, and progressive respiratory failure if left untreated. Because of its protean features, it can be misdiagnosed as other common obstructive lung conditions such as asthma. If triggers are not avoided, it can progress to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637341/assessment-of-workers-exposure-to-grain-dust-and-bioaerosols-during-the-loading-of-vessels-hold-an-example-at-a-port-in-the-province-of-qu%C3%A3-bec
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Geneviève Marchand, Marie Gardette, Kiet Nguyen, Valérie Amano, Eve Neesham-Grenon, Maximilien Debia
Longshoremen are exposed to large amounts of grain dust while loading of grain into the holds of vessels. Grain dust inhalation has been linked to respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis, hypersensitivity, pneumonitis, and toxic pneumonitis. Our objective was to characterize the exposure of longshoremen to inhalable and total dust, endotoxins, and cultivable bacteria and fungi during the loading of grain in a vessel's hold at the Port of Montreal in order to assess the potential health risks. Sampling campaigns were conducted during the loading of two different types of grain (wheat and corn)...
June 15, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628641/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-onset-and-severity-is-regulated-by-cd103-dendritic-cell-expression
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Emilie Bernatchez, Anick Langlois, Julyanne Brassard, Nicolas Flamand, David Marsolais, Marie-Renée Blanchet
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary dendritic cells drive lung responses to foreign antigens, including Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula, a causative agent of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. While the airway inflammatory mechanisms involved in hypersensitivity pneumonitis are well described, the mechanisms leading to the break in homeostasis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis onset are not well-described, and could involve CD103+ dendritic cells, which are found at baseline and during inflammatory responses in the lung...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617305/fibrotic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-key-issues-in-diagnosis-and-management
#14
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Vasileios Kouranos, Joseph Jacob, Andrew Nicholson, Elizabetta Renzoni
The diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) relies on the clinical evaluation of a number of features, including a history of significant exposure to potentially causative antigens, physical examination, chest CT scan appearances, bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocytosis, and, in selected cases, histology. The presence of fibrosis is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Differentiating fibrotic HP from the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias can be a challenge. Furthermore, even in the context of a clear diagnosis of fibrotic HP, the disease behaviour can parallel that of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in a subgroup, with inexorable progression despite treatment...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614400/emphysema-in-active-farmer-s-lung-disease
#15
Thibaud Soumagne, Marie-Laure Chardon, Gaël Dournes, Lucie Laurent, Bruno Degano, François Laurent, Jean Charles Dalphin
BACKGROUND: Farmer's lung (FL) is a common type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It is often considered that fibrosis is the most frequent finding in chronic FL. Nevertheless, three cohort studies have suggested that some patients with chronic FL may develop emphysema. We aimed to evaluate the current prevalence of emphysema in active FL, to describe the radiological and functional features of emphysema in active FL, and to identify risk factors associated with emphysema in this population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614213/pathologic-separation-of-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-from-fibrotic-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#16
Andrew Churg, Joanne L Wright, Christopher J Ryerson
Chronic (fibrotic) hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and fibrosing interstitial pneumonias associated with connective tissue disease (CTD-ILD) can be difficult to distinguish in biopsy specimens. To investigate features that might separate these entities, 2 pathologists blinded to the diagnoses reviewed 16 cases of chronic HP and 12 cases of CTD-ILD. Fifteen predefined parameters were examined by morphometric point counting, analysis/cm of lung tissue, or presence/absence. Germinal centers were present in a minority of patients, but favored a diagnosis of CTD-ILD (7/12 CTD vs...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613913/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-perspective-from-members-of-the-pulmonary-pathology-society
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Ross Miller, Timothy Craig Allen, Roberto J Barrios, Mary Beth Beasley, Louise Burke, Philip T Cagle, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Yimin Ge, Lida P Hariri, Keith M Kerr, Andras Khoor, Brandon T Larsen, Eugene J Mark, Osamu Matsubara, Mitra Mehrad, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Kirtee Raparia, Anja Christiane Roden, Prudence Russell, Frank Schneider, Lynette M Sholl, Maxwell Lawrence Smith
CONTEXT: - Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a lung disease that develops in susceptible individuals after inhalational exposure to an organic antigen or chemical compound. Pathogenesis is attributed to a combination of type III (immune complex-mediated) and type IV (delayed) hypersensitivity reactions to the inciting agent. OBJECTIVE: - To provide an overview of the current status of the medical literature regarding hypersensitivity pneumonitis. DATA SOURCES: - A literature search was performed using PubMed and Google search engines...
June 14, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610674/elevated-serum-d-dimer-level-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-acute-exacerbation-in-interstitial-lung-disease
#18
Genta Ishikawa, Samuel O Acquah, Mary Salvatore, Maria L Padilla
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) who have an increased risk of developing acute exacerbation (AE) or preclinical AE may be clinically useful, since AE is associated with poor outcome and preventive measures would be of interest to ILD researchers. This study evaluated the relationship between elevated serum D-dimer level (≥0.4 mcg/mL) and subsequent AE or preclinical AE in patients with ILD. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective study was performed from October 2009 through September 2015 in patients with ILD who were ≥18 years old and had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, ILD related to collagen tissue disease, or combined pulmonary fibrosis/emphysema...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598197/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-perspectives-in-diagnosis-and-management
#19
Martina Vasakova, Ferran Morell, Simon Walsh, Kevin Leslie, Ganesh Raghu
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immune-mediated interstitial lung disease caused by recurrent exposure to one or more offending inducers in genetically susceptible individuals. It mimics other acute and chronic pulmonary diseases and is often misdiagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) or another idiopathic interstitial pneumonia if the history of exposure to the inducer is not elicited. We propose a new classification of HP based not only on clinical data but also radiologic and histopathologic findings which might have potential to serve as predictors of disease behaviour and therefore guide management...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587854/farmer-s-lung-disease-analysis-of-75-cases
#20
Esteban Cano-Jiménez, David Rubal, Luis A Pérez de Llano, Noemí Mengual, Olalla Castro-Añón, Lidia Méndez, Rafael Golpe, Pilar Sanjuán, Irene Martín, Alejandro Veres
INTRODUCTION: Farmer's lung disease (FLD) is a common form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis possibly underdiagnosed in our midst. The aim of this study was to describe clinical characteristics, evolution and factors that influence the prognosis of patients with FLD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study that included all patients diagnosed with FLD presenting an environmental exposure risk, a clinic, lung function and a compatible radiology, in which antigen sensitisation was demonstrated and/or a concordant pathology...
June 3, 2017: Medicina Clínica
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