Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of mold-related extrinsic allergic alveolitis?

Updated: Sep 18, 2017
  • Author: Shih-Wen Huang, MD; Chief Editor: Harumi Jyonouchi, MD  more...
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Extrinsic allergic alveolitis

Individuals who are exposed to mycotoxin in an atmosphere with molds may develop symptoms of respiratory illness now defined as organic dust toxic syndrome. The disease is due to toxicity, not hypersensitivity. Another condition that must be excluded is nitrogen oxide pneumonitis, which is reported in individuals working in silos.


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