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Allergic Pneumonitis Overview

Another name for Allergic Pneumonitis is Allergic Alveolitis.

What is allergic alveolitis?
A person with allergic alveolitis has swelling and irritation of the small air pockets in the lung. Allergic alveolitis is caused by an allergy to natural substances in the environment.

What are the symptoms of allergic alveolitis?
Common symptoms of allergic alveolitis include wheezing and cough. Additional symptoms of allergic alveolitis include fever and chest pain.

How does the doctor treat allergic alveolitis?
Treatment for allergic alveolitis includes corticosteroids and avoidance of substances that trigger symptoms.

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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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