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A Tiotiu, C Metz-Favre, G Reboux, R Kessler, F de Blay
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) occurred after organic antigens inhalation at home is rare and the diagnosis is very often difficult. We report the case of a 55-year male patient with allergic asthma since childhood, well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids, twice hospitalized for respiratory distresses. The patient presented fever (39°C), dry cough, rapidly progressive dyspnea, chest pain and crackles. Blood gas analysis found a hypoxemia of 52 mmHg, and CT-scan showed ground glass images in the upper lobes...
October 2013: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Marie-Christiane De Boodt-Maselis
Sir Anselmus Boëtius De Boodt (Brugge, 1550-1632) is a typical Renaissance figure of the Low Countries living in a transitional and difficult period. He studied successively the Artes at the university of Leuven, canonic and civil law in Douai and Orleans and later medecine in Heidelberg and Padova. However his interest in law switched to the study of nature in all its aspects. Gifted in science as well as in arts he could develop all his talents at the outstanding cultural court of Austria where he spent thirty year becoming the personal physician and councelor of emperor Rudolphe II...
October 2003: Bulletin—Cercle Benelux D'histoire de la Pharmacie
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