A clinical prediction rule containing 6 variables accurately predicted hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- A clinical prediction rule containing 6 variables
accurately predicted hypersensitivity pneumonitis: COMMENTARY. Lake, Fiona // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2004, Vol. 140 Issue 3, p81
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), an uncommon interstitial disease related to a reaction to an inhaled allergen, can present in diverse ways. Accurate diagnosis is important for differentiating HP from other interstitial disorders because the prognosis and treatment may differ or different...
- Extracranial, localized, corrosive, frontal bone formation as a first presentation of sarcoidosis. Manos, Emmanouil; Panagou, Panagiotis; Pililitsis, Leonidas; Karagiozopoulos, Kostas; Gika, Dimitra; Kolovos, Dimitris; Mpatsouli, Vagia; Karkanis, Kostas // Pneumon;Jul-Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p312
Photographs of the results of biopsy and computed tomography (CT) of a 48-year-old female with sarcoidoisis are presented.
- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis. Temprano, James; Knutsen, Alan P.; Slavin, Raymond G. // Current Pediatric Reviews;2005, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p265
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is an immunological mediated hypersensitivity reaction to a variety of inhaled allergens that may cause an acute and subacute interstitial pneumonitis and may lead to a chronic end-stage lung disease. Though more common in adults,...
- Localized Seminal Plasma Protein Hypersensitivity. Cohen, Aly; Mary Lee Wong; Resnick, David // Allergy & Asthma Proceedings;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p261
Human seminal plasma protein hypersensitivity is a rare disorder. Since the first case report in 1958, allergic reactions to semen have gone relatively unnoticed or improperly diagnosed. Dozens of medical case reports and research prove that allergy to seminal fluid is a legitimate health concern.
- Exposure Route and Respiratory Hypersensitivity. Meade, B. Jean; Fairley, Kimberly J.; Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p233
The article presents an encyclopedia entry for exposure route and respiratory hypersensitivity. Respiratory hypersensitivity is the result of the induction of humoral- or cellular-mediated sensitization in the lung. It can be local or systemic immunologic response. It is classified as types...
- byssinosis. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p133
An encyclopedia entry for "byssinosis" is presented. It refers to a disease of the lungs caused by the dust produced during the processing of flax, cotton, hemp, or sisal. Clinical manifestations of the disease include feeling of tightness in the chest and shortness of breath that may become...
- Extensive Abdominal Lymphadenopathy in Sarcoidosis. Miller, Lisa K.; Rochester, David; Miller, John W. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May1981, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p367
A case of sarcoidosis with minimal pulmonary findings and extensive abdominal lymphadenopathy is presented. As radiologists continue to examine the abdomen with the newer diagnostic modalities of computed tomography and ultrasound, they may find that abdominal nodal involvement in sarcoidosis is...
- Exhaled nitric oxide in sarcoidosis. Wilsher, M. I.; Fergusson, W.; Mime, D.; Wells, A. U. // Thorax;Nov2005, Vol. 60 Issue 11, p967
Background: Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) by the lower respiratory tract is viewed as a marker of airway inflammation in asthma and bronchiectasis. NO is a potentially important immune modulator, inhibiting the release of several key pro-inflammatory cytokines. As sarcoidosis is...
- Persistent Cough. Ukaonu, Chinwe; Cine-Gowdie, Stalina; Bergrab, Peggy // American Family Physician;1/1/2012, Vol. 85 Issue 1, p63
The article presents a photo quiz and discussion on sarcoidosis, a chronic multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology.