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de Hoyos A, Holness DL, Tarlo SM, Hypersensitivity pneumonitis and airways hyperreactivity induced by occupational exposure to penicillin, Chest, 1993;103:303-304,

Keywords: pat, id, bal, case report, alveolitis, penicillin

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Linn Holness, Toronto University Linn Holness

Susan Tarlo, Toronto Susan Tarlo

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A patient with penicillin-induced hyperreactive airways in association with hypersensitivity pneumonitis is described. Patch tests and intradermal tests to penicillin were positive. Bronchoalveolar lavage demonstrated a relative lymphocytosis and mild neutrophilia. Symptoms and physiologic abnormalities of pulmonary function and gas exchange resolved on cessation of exposure to penicillin

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