What is the role of medications in the treatment of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Caleb Hsieh, MD, MS; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) abates with antigen avoidance and without specific therapy. Otherwise corticosteroids may speed recovery in patients with severe symptoms or significant lung dysfunction.


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