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In this case, disseminated infection including miliary tuberculosis and fungal infection, drug-induced interstitial pneumonia, intravenous talc granulomatosis, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, and pneumoconiosis needed to be differentiated; however, a definite diagnosis was made by the histological finding of non-necrotizing epithelioid granuloma with multinucleated giant cells (Figure 1b).
It can also lead to pneumonia, influenza, asthma, bronchiectasis and extrinsic allergic alveolitis (dust particles going in the small air sack of the lung, causing, inflammation and irritation).
This category of conditions includes bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, bronchiectasis, extrinsic allergic alveolitis, and chronic airways obstruction, not elsewhere classified.
Follow-up study showed complete resolution of the allergic alveolitis changes--see Figs 4 and 5 above, demonstrating before-and after-treatment images.
Hypersensitivity pneumonia, also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is a form of diffuse interstitial lung disease.
In 2007 the HSE said 87 workers had been struck down with occupational asthma and a further 24 with extrinsic allergic alveolitis, with the worst affected hit by both diseases.
The mum-of-one says her life slowed to a "crawl" after she was diagnosed with allergic alveolitis - a disease more commonly known as bird fanciers' lung.