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Table 4 Effect of the pattern of exposure on different clinical and functional parameters

From: Factors influencing the clinical presentation of hypersensitivity pneumonitis in pigeon breeders in Minia governorate: an Egyptian experience

Variables Pattern of exposure p value
Closed place Open place
Duration of symptoms (months) 51.6 ± 67.56 30.7 ± 57.27 0.2
FVC 48.13 ± 20.94 57.8 ± 15.47 0.09
Oxygen saturation 95.5 ± 2.35 96.1 ± 2.26 0.4
Interval from initiation of exposure until symptoms (months) 11.39 ± 10.9 22.8 ± 20.21 0.01
Dyspnea grade    
 Grade 2 24 (85.7%) 27 (77.1%) 0.4
 Grade 3 4 (14.3%) 6 (17.1%)
 Grade 4 0 (0%) 2 (5.7%)
  1. FVC forced vital capacity