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What is hypersensitivity pneumonitis?

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is when the lungs become inflamed due to an allergic reaction to inhaling a foreign substance. This can be dust, chemicals, molds, or fungus. It often happens in the workplace to people who have repeated exposure to these foreign substances.

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How do I manage my hypersensitivity pneumonitis on a daily basis?
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To manage hypersensitivity pneumonitis on a daily basis, avoid inhaling substances that cause the al...
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How is hypersensitivity pneumonitis diagnosed?
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is diagnosed using imaging tests (CT scans or x-rays), blood tests, pul...
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What causes hypersensitivity pneumonitis?
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is caused by repeated inhalation of foreign substances to which a perso...
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How does hypersensitivity pneumonitis affect the body?
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Hypersensitivity pneumonitis affects the body by causing an allergic reaction to common dusts, molds...
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