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How is farmer's lung diagnosed?

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Your doctor can give you a blood test to look for certain things that trigger your immune system or order a chest X-ray to look for signs that you've had acute attacks.

You may also have a:

  • Pulmonary function test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Lung biopsy

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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