Table 1 : Diagnostic criteria for chronic and subacute EAA used at Department of Respiratory Diseases, Thomayer Hospital Prague, Czech Republic.


  Subacute Chronic

History of exposure to inhalation antigen + ±
Crackles ± +
DLco
BALF lymphocytosis + ±
BALF CD4/CD8 ↓/normal/↑
HRCT pattern Centrilobular nodules
GGO
Mosaic perfusion
Condensations
Centrilobular nodules
GGO
Mosaic perfusion
Condensations
Interstitial septa thickening
Honeycombing
Histology pattern Granuloma, OP, DIP Granuloma, OP, DIP, NSIP, UIP

BALF- bronchoalveolar lavage fluid,
DLco- lung diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide,
HRCT-high resolution computed tomography,
GGO- ground glass opacities,
OP-organising pneumonia,
DIP-desquamative interstitial pneumonia,
NSIP-nonspecific interstitial pneumonia,
UIP-usual interstitial pneumonia.

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