Entry from British & World English dictionary
A respiratory disease caused by inhaling dust consisting of feathers, droppings, and other organic matter from birds.
- 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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