An enthusiastic bagpipe player who developed hypersensitivity pneumonitis from fungi thriving inside the instrument, and eventually died from it, has highlighted the need for careful history-taking when exploring possible causes of the condition. Doctors at a hospital near Manchester, UK, described the progression of the disease in a man who was aged 61 when he ...
Bagpipe ‘lung’ proves to be fatal
By Tony James
23 Aug 2016