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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Chicken or the Egg?
A 30 year old adult presents with what he thinks is asthma. He used to think he was allergic to chicken, but has been eating chicken okay. He gets short of breath and wheezy when he encounters bird feathers and eggs.
Challenge: Believe it or not, this syndrome has a name - what is it? What is the causative factor?
Image of chicken and egg illustration from the 14th century is in the public domain, from Wikipedia.
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