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Farmer's lung



Farmer's lung
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 J67.0
ICD-9 495.0
DiseasesDB 29636
eMedicine med/771 
MeSH D005203

Farmer's lung is an hypersensitivity pneumonitis induced by the inhalation of biologic dusts coming from mouldy hay or other agricultural products. The immune response is most often initiated by exposure to thermophilic actinomycetes.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is an example of extrinsic allergic alveolitis.

 
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