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A diagnostic model for chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis
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    Authors' Response to: Prediction models for hypersensitivity pneumonitis
    • Kerri A. Johannson
    • Other Contributors:
      • Brett M. Elicker, Eric Vittinghoff, Deborah Assayag, Kaissa de Boer, Jeffrey A. Golden, Kirk D. Jones, Talmadge E. King Jr., Laura L. Koth, Joyce S. Lee, Brett Ley, Paul J. Wolters, Harold R. Collard.

    We thank Dr. Lacasse and the HP Study Group for their correspondence regarding 'A diagnostic model for chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis', and appreciate their thoughtful consideration of our work.(1) We agree that these two studies are complementary, and hope that both will serve to improve diagnostic accuracy in the evaluation of patients with suspected HP. We further concur that much work remains to be done to advan...

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    Prediction models for hypersensitivity pneumonitis

    To the Editor,

    The diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is difficult and often relies on an array of clinical symptoms and signs developed in an appropriate setting, with the demonstration of radiographic and tomographic abnormalities, serum precipitating antibodies against offending antigens, a lymphocytic alveolitis on bronchoalveolar lavage, and/or a granulomatous reaction on lung biopsies. Taken...

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