Rinsho Kensa Volume 56, Issue 9 (September 2012)

Immunological examinations in hypersensitivity pneumonitis Yasunari Miyazaki 1 , Kozou Suhara 1 , Naohiko Inase 1 1Department of Integrated Pulmonology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, University Hospital of Medicine Keyword: 特異抗体 , リンパ球刺激試験 , 吸入誘発試験 , Ⅲ型アレルギー , Ⅳ型アレルギー pp.990-996
Published Date 2012/9/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1542103134
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HP (hypersensitivity pneumonitis) is an allergic interstitial pneumonia induced by animal proteins, fungi/bacteria or inorganic dust. Patients with suspected HP should undergo immunological examinations including specific-antibody, LST (lymphocyte stimulation test) and IPT (inhalation provocation test). The specific-antibody test has high sensitivity and specificity in patients with acute HP, but it is insufficient in patients with chronic HP. When we see patients with chronic HP, we should consider the results of LST and IPT.

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