Thorax 47:990-991 doi:10.1136/thx.47.11.990
  • Research Article

Extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by goose feathers in a duvet.

  1. T Haitjema,
  2. H van Velzen-Blad,
  3. J M van den Bosch
  1. Department of Pulmonology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.


      A patient with extrinsic allergic alveolitis had precipitating antibodies to many avian antigens. A duvet containing goose feathers proved to be the source of antigenic material.