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How does a lung biopsy help diagnose farmer's lung?

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If your doctor thinks you might have farmer's lung but can't be sure, they may want to take a sample of your lung tissue and send it to a lab for tests. You'll probably be given medicine to sleep through this as well.

From: What Is Farmer's Lung? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety: "Farmer's Lung," "Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis)."

Farm Safety Association: "Farmer's Lung: It Takes Your Breath Away!"

Canadian Lung Association: "Farmer's Lung."

Medscape: "Farmer's Lung."

Virginia Tech Virginia Cooperative Extension: "Farmer's Lung: Causes and Symptoms of Mold and Dust Induced Respiratory Illness."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 24, 2019

SOURCES:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety: "Farmer's Lung," "Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis)."

Farm Safety Association: "Farmer's Lung: It Takes Your Breath Away!"

Canadian Lung Association: "Farmer's Lung."

Medscape: "Farmer's Lung."

Virginia Tech Virginia Cooperative Extension: "Farmer's Lung: Causes and Symptoms of Mold and Dust Induced Respiratory Illness."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 24, 2019

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