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Needs and opportunities for research in hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Authors
Fink-JN; Ortega-HG; Reynolds-HY; Cormier-YF; Fan-LL; Franks-TJ; Kreiss-K; Kunkel-S; Lynch-D; Quirce-S; Rose-C; Schleimer-RP; Schuyler-MR; Selman-M; Trout-D; Yoshizawa-Y
Source
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005 Apr; 171(7):792-798
NIOSHTIC No.
20028890
Abstract
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) develops after inhalation of many different environmental antigens, causing variable clinical symptoms that often make diagnosis uncertain. The prevalence of HP is higher than recognized, especially its chronic form. Mechanisms of disease are still incompletely known. Strategies to improve detection and diagnosis are needed, and treatment options, principally avoidance, are limited. A workshop recommended: a population-based study to more accurately document the incidence and prevalence of HP; better classification of disease stages, including natural history; evaluation of diagnostic tests and biomarkers used to detect disease; better correlation of computerized tomography lung imaging and pathologic changes; more study of inflammatory and immune mechanisms; and improvement of animal models that are more relevant for human disease.
Keywords
Hypersensitivity; Antigens; Diseases; Diagnostic-tests; Biomarkers; Disease-prevention; Occupational-diseases
Contact
Herbert Y. Reynolds, M.D., DLD/NHLBI, Two Rockledge Center, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-7952
CODEN
AJCMED
Publication Date
20050401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
reynoldh@mail.nih.gov
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
7
ISSN
1073-449X
NIOSH Division
DRDS; DSHEFS
Source Name
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
State
MD; WV; OH
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