Shortness of Breath, Coughing with Trumpet Playing - Is it Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis?



  • An interesting article published in the medical journal, Chest, had a couple of articles that described the respiratory symptoms noted in the Thread title and did an investigation that found fungi and atypical micobacteria growing in the brass tubing was responsible for patient's symptoms AND pulmonary findings on CT scan. After adding a periodic 91% isopropyl rinse cycle to a scheduled cleaning routine of the instrument, ALL symptoms resolved and ALL chest findings reverted to normal. This was a game changer for me, and even though I did not have the signs or symptoms, every three months when I clean my horns, I use a 91% isopropyl alcohol an all tubes AND valve casings before reassembling the horns. Here a summary of the original article:

    https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(10)60500-4/fulltext#intraref20


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