LARRY O. HARPER, M.D.; ROBERT G. BURRELL, Ph.D.; N. LEROY LAPP, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM KEITH C. MORGAN, M.D., M.R.C.P. (Edin.)
A patient had allergic alveolitis due to pituitary snuff. Specific precipitating antibodies to the snuff were demonstrated. The condition is characterized initially by an alveolitis but in many instances progresses to irreversible pulmonary fibrosis. The patient's pulmonary function and chest film became normal. Improvement may have been related to the use of steroids.
LARRY O. HARPER, ROBERT G. BURRELL, N. LEROY LAPP, WILLIAM KEITH C. MORGAN. Allergic Alveolitis Due to Pituitary Snuff. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:581–584. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-4-581
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(4):581-584.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Interstitial Lung Disease, Neurology, Pituitary Disorders, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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