Introduction: Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP) is a relatively uncommon disease with low prevalence and incidence in adults exposed to a group of recognized organic inhaled antigens. Children are also susceptible to HP, albeit rarely, with a larger number of possible triggers1. We report a case of a pediatric patient diagnosed with HP that was triggered by Aspergillus Fumigatus, Thermoactinomyces Candidus, and Thermoactinomyces
Case description: The patient is a 6-year-old male with past medical history of asthma who presented with
Discussion: The most common triggers for HP are usually bird antigens. Exposure to Aspergillus and Thermoactinomyces are not common triggers for pediatric HP,
Conclusion: This case demonstrates that HP is a diagnosis that can easily be missed in a pediatric patient presenting with asthma-like symptoms.
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- ATS 2018