Problem

Allergic alveolitis

Nature:

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an inflammation of the alveoli (airspaces) within the lung caused by hypersensitivity to inhaled organic dusts. Sufferers are commonly exposed to the dust by their occupation or hobbies.

Incidence:
In humans, breathing feather dander is the cause of allergic alveoliitis in people sensitive to bird protein. Any bird can transmit this disease; however, cockatoos, cockatiels and amazons that produce more "powder" than other birds are liable to be more potentially irritating to humans.
Broader Problems:
Allergy
Zoonoses
Bird diseases
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Physiology
Date of last update
27.06.2018 – 22:49 CEST