JOHN RANKIN, M.D., M.R.C.P.; WALTER H. JAESCHKE, M.D.; QUINTON C. CALLIES, B.S.; HELEN A. DICKIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
We have previously described the clincal features of an acute granulomatous interstitial pneumonitis that occurred in 39 agricultural workers after exposure to moldy organic farm dusts (1). Thirty-four additional patients have been studied since 1958. The present report concerns the pathologic features demonstrated by lung biopsy and the close correlation of the histologic evidence with our concept of the pathologic physiology and natural history of the disease. Moreover, we now believe that a diagnosis can be established with certainty without the aid of lung biopsy and that, except in rare instances, we are no longer justified in subjecting the patient
RANKIN J, JAESCHKE WH, CALLIES QC, DICKIE HA. Farmer's Lung: Physiopathologic Features of the Acute Interstitial Granulomatous Pneumonitis of Agricultural Workers. Ann Intern Med. ;57:606–626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-4-606
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(4):606-626.
Infectious Disease, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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