Eosinophilic granuloma of the lung with sawdust and horse-protein hypersensitivity
Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
Clinical & Experimental Allergy
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 71–78, March 1974
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GIRARD, J. P. and BOUZAKOURA, C. (1974), Eosinophilic granuloma of the lung with sawdust and horse-protein hypersensitivity. Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 4: 71–78. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2222.1974.tb01364.x
- Issue published online: 27 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2006
A typical case of pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma, ascertained by lung biopsy, is reported. Immunological studies showed multiple hypersensitivity against wood dust extracts, horse serum, horse hair and danders proteins. Inhalation of these two groups of substances reproduced most of the acute symptoms of the disease. Therefore, a causal relationship seemed highly probable.
To our knowledge, this is the first case of pulmonary eosinophilic granuloma in which an allergic origin could be substantiated.