TITLE

Interstitial lung disease/ transplantation

PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Pulmonary function monitoring is no longer recommended for patients receiving long-term, low-dose methotrexate for patients requiring immunosuppression. As a consequence, pulmonary function tests are not routinely obtained in this group of patients. If abnormalities were to occur during treatment there would be no reference as to baseline pulmonary function. There has been a significant increase in disease prevalence of asthma but there are no data suggesting equivalent changes in other pulmonary hypersensitivity disease such as extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA). Pigeon fanciers' lung is an EAA caused by inhaled avian antigens in a sensitized individual.
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12965180

 

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