Bird Fancier’s Disease Due to Exposure to Birds Via a Desert Cooler

Amir Houshang Mehrparvar, Seyed Hesam Hashemi, Amir Hossein Naseri Esfahani


Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immunologically mediated pulmonary disease caused by various organic particles and some non‑organic chemicals. HP is mostly associated with some occupations such as farming and bird breeding. We report a case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a housewife without any prior history of occupational exposures. The disease was developed due to indirect exposure of the patient to doves antigens via a desert cooler ducts.

Keywords: Bird fanciers’ disease, housewife, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, organic particles

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