Category: Clinical

Green Fingers, Pink Puffers? A speculative view on hypersensitivity pneumonitis and domestic garden waste

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a form of interstitial lung disease caused by the repeated exposure and immune sensitisation to organic dusts and certain industrial agents. The circumstances of lockdown may increase the exposure of the public — and waste management workers in particular — to the antigens that trigger the farmer’s lung form of the disease.

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