Never Feed Birds in the Hot Tub! A Case of Bird-Fancier's Lung

      A 50-year-old female non-smoker with a past medical history of rheumatoid arthritis and asthma presented to the pulmonology clinic with a chief complaint of acute on chronic exertional dyspnea for 6 months. The patient was discharged from the hospital 2 weeks prior and was given the diagnosis of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to asthma exacerbation. She was discharged with a 7-day course of prednisone, which temporarily improved her dyspnea, and an outpatient referral was placed.
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