Hypersensitivity pneumonitis, also known as extrinsic allergic alveolitis, is an inflammation of the lungs due to breathing in a foreign substance, usually certain types of dust, fungus, or moulds. Part of the Clinical Focus Series, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis is a concise guide to the condition, discussing epidemiologic, immune-pathologic, physiologic, diagnostic and therapeutic developments. The text also examines genetics, lung function, bronchoscopy, treatment and new findings in the field. Written by an author and editor team from the USA, Europe and Asia, each chapter is enhanced with tables and illustrations, as well as X-Rays and CT images. Key Features * Concise guide to hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) * Discusses epidemiology, immune-pathology, physiology, diagnosis and treatment * Includes chapter on new findings in the field * Experienced author and editor team from the USA, Europe and Asia * Numerous tables, illustrations, X-Rays and CT imagesÜber den Autor:
Om P Sharma MD FRCP Master FCCP Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
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