BPF Genetics of ILD Study

  • End date
    Jan 1, 2028
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University of Dundee
Updated on 19 June 2021
pulmonary disease
interstitial lung disease
hypersensitivity pneumonitis


The investigators aim to examine the genetic determinants of interstitial lung disease in a cohort of subjects with regular exposure to pigeons, a known cause of one form of interstitial lung disease known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition we will examine immunological causes for hypersensitivity pneumonitis in this group.

We anticipate our work will provide insights of use to clinicians and patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other interstitial lung diseases.


The investigators aim to recruit participants with regular racing pigeon exposure at national (UK) and regional pigeon fancier meetings.

Consenting subjects will complete questionnaires, provide blood samples for genetic analysis and immunological testing and undertake lung function measurements.

Subjects will be observed, and encouraged to report referral to specialist respiratory services, and following this information will be sought on diagnosis (including supporting evidence). Where interstitial lung disease is detected this will be linked to subsequent unbiased analysis to detect potential predisposing genetic associations.

Condition hypersensitivity pneumonitis, Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, interstitial lung diseases, Interstitial lung disease, Bird Fancier's Lung, Lung; Disease, Interstitial, With Fibrosis, usual interstitial pneumonia, Extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Treatment Genetic profiling
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03747627
SponsorUniversity of Dundee
Last Modified on19 June 2021


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regular exposure to racing pigeons

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