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Other Respiratory Tract Disorders
Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
Idiopathic Intersitial Lung Disease

Physical Findings

Physical findings seen in those patients with nuisance-type symptoms are similar to the findings of chronic rhinoconjunctivitis and asthma.


Ocular: Puffiness, redness, tearing.


Nasal: Boggy mucosa, clear to colored discharge, crusting of mucous, mucosal excoriation.


Sinus tenderness.


Oropharynx: Mucous discharge, redness.


Cervical Lymphoid tenderness (slight). Lymph nodes not enlarged.


Tympanic membranes may be retracted. Air-fluid levels may be noted.


Lungs: May have end-expiratory wheezes or rhonchi.


There are no unique physical findings to assist one in the differentiation between an environmental disorder and other more common disorders of the respiratory tract.