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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis, also called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, is an inflammation in and around the tiny air sacs, alveoli, and the smallest airways, or bronchioles, of the lung



Symptoms may include:

  • fever
  • coughs
  • chills
  • shortness of breath

Causes include:


  • allergic reaction to inhaled organic dusts

Treatment may include:

  • medication

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