Management of Fibrotic Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

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Clin Chest Med. 2021 Jun;42(2):311-319. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2021.03.007.

ABSTRACT

Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (fHP) is a chronic, often progressive fibrosing form of interstitial lung disease caused by inhaled antigenic exposures. fHP can lead to impaired respiratory function, reduced disease-related quality of life, and early mortality. Management of fHP should start with exposure remediation where possible, with systemic immunosuppression and antifibrotic therapy considered in patients with symptomatic or progressive disease. Nonpharmacologic and supportive management should be offered and, in cases of treatment-resistant, progressive illness, lung transplant should be considered.

PMID:34024406 | DOI:10.1016/j.ccm.2021.03.007

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