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Definition of bird fancier's lung in English:


[mass noun]
A respiratory disease caused by inhaling dust consisting of feathers, droppings, and other organic matter from birds.
Example sentences
  • The gamekeeper contracted bird fancier's lung, a serious disease contracted from working in a closed environment with the birds' feathers and droppings.
  • Honeycombing has been observed in up to 50% of patients with chronic bird fancier's lung but appears to be much less common in chronic HP of other etiologies.
  • Patients with chronic bird fancier's lung can be classified into two types.
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