Exogenous allergic alveolitis: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have exogenous allergic alveolitis, it is crucial to start treatment as soon as possible. This disease affects lungs and can cause certain health problems in future, if you do not start treatment immediately after diagnosis was confirmed.

Below, methods of exogenous allergic alveolitis treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.      

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Diagnostic
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3195.00
Diagnosis and conservative treatment
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3618.00
Pulmonary rehabilitation
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481.00

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St. Antonius Hospital


St. Antonius Hospital (St. Antonius Hospital) is an academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen. This is a denominational hospital and it focuses its activity on providing first-class medical services, using innovative and modern methods of treatment.

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University Hospital Frankfurt


The University Hospital Frankfurt is a part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital with rich traditions was founded in 1914 and is a famous one in Germany. Annually about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this hospital.

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About the disease

Exogenous allergic alveolitis is an inflammation of the lungs and airways, which affects the breathing of a person. It is most often caused by long-term inhalation of antigens in the dust. It can develop in people who live or work in adverse environmental conditions. If not treated timely, it can result in lung damage or pneumonitis. People who are continuously exposed to dairy and grain products, such as farmers and cheesemakers, are also in the risk group, as these products also contain antigens especially if a person is exposed to huge amounts of them. In some cases, exogenous allergic alveolitis develops in people with genetic predisposition, who caught the virus, containing antigens. Nonetheless, exogenous allergic alveolitis is a rare disease, affecting 30 out of 100, 000 people annually. people who previously suffered from pneumonitis are also in the risk group.   

There are several types of exogenous allergic alveolitis: acute, subacute, and chronic. Acute form of this disease can begin manifesting itself several hours after a person was infected. It can also resolve within several days. Chronic exogenous allergic alveolitis develops more gradually and may be latent for a certain period of time. For a long time, the only symptom of chronic exogenous allergic alveolitis can be unexplained weight loss. Usually people notice the manifestations only when they have cyanosis, but even then it is possible to undergo treatment and have full recovery.  

Symptoms

  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Cyanosis
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Cold intolerance

Diagnosis

  • Blood test is usually enough to determine if a person has infection, as it can detect certain antibodies typical for exogenous allergic alveolitis.
  • CT scan and X-ray of the lungs are useful in determining the stage of this disease, its type and progression.
  • Lung function test determines the ability of a person to breathe fully and evaluates the capacity of lungs to hold air.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment includes prescription of special antiallergic and anti-inflammatory drugs, which would fight infection. Antibiotics are also used to stop exogenous allergic alveolitis from spreading and to speed up the recovery time. The most crucial aspect of treatment is immediate quitting of exposure to antigens, which caused development of inflammatory process. In some cases, a person needs to change job or environment to avoid future complications.