Bird-related Lung Disease Seen to Affect Japanese Man’s Sarcoidosis

Bird-related Lung Disease Seen to Affect Japanese Man’s Sarcoidosis

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Bird-related Lung Disease Seen to Affect Japanese Man’s Sarcoidosis

Researchers in Japan reported a case of sarcoidosis associated with a specific bacterium and complicated by an acute bird-related — pigeons, in this case — inflammatory lung disease called hypersensitivity pneumonitis. A distinct type of granuloma specifically linked to the man’s bird-related disease was also, possibly for the first time, identified in his lungs. The case study, “Propionibacterium acnes-associated sarcoidosis complicated by acute bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis,” was published in the journal BMC Pulmonary Medicine. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP)…

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