Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic

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Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic

Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis (EAA) is a group of lung diseases that occur when someone becomes exposed to dust that is from either animals or plants originally. Extrinsic means that these diseases were caused by a source that is outisde of the body. An alveoli is an air sac in the lungs that exchanges oxygen for carbon dioxide. These diseases occur when someone is exposed to different types of dust for a long period of time. Nearly half of all people with EAA do not even show any symptoms. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat, headache, and nausea. These symptoms can be anywhere from very intense to very mild. When a person is diagnosed, based upon their work history and level of exposure to particular forms of dust in combination with a showing of symptoms, thy are advised to avoid the dust. Avoiding the dust is usually the best cure, and breathing aid devices may be required if exposure had been very long and the condition is severe.

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Research for Specific Proteins of Interest for the Serological Diagnosis of Bird Fancier's Lung
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Avian Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

 

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2018

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Study of Efficacy and Safety of Pirfenidone in Patients With Fibrotic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2017

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Toward Self-management in ILD
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Interstitial Lung Disease; Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; Connective Tissue Related ILD; Chronic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis; Fibrotic Lung Disease

 

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2017

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