Cladosporium herbarum Hot-Tub Lung Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in a Greenhouse Worker

  • João Pedro Abreu Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Joana Esteves Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Maria Teresa Boncoraglio Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Francisca M Pereira Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Carla Costa Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal
  • Carlos Oliveira Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Santa Maria Maior, Barcelos, Portugal

Keywords

Hot tub lung, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Cladosporium herbarum, greenhouse

Abstract

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is understood to be a delayed allergic reaction to the repeated exposure of a usually innocent inhaled agent, causing inflammatory damage to the pulmonary parenchyma, alveoli and terminal bronchioles. With ongoing exposure, it can cause respiratory compromise and pulmonary fibrosis. Recognizing the heterogeneity of the causative agents and the low incidence of the disease, we considered it important to report the case of a greenhouse worker who developed aCladosporium sp. related hot-tub lung hypersensitivity pneumonitis. We believe it to be the first reported case of a greenhouse occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to Cladosporium sp.

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  • Published: 2020-03-20

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    How to cite:
    Abreu, J., Esteves, J., Boncoraglio, M., Pereira, F., Costa, C., & Oliveira, C. (2020). Cladosporium herbarum Hot-Tub Lung Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis in a Greenhouse Worker. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2020_001565