A British man developed a strange, rare condition that left him gasping for air.
The man came down with a rare form of allergy to the bird feathers that filled his new duvet and pillows.
He'd suffered months of dizziness, fatigue, and breathlessness by the time he visited his local doctor in 2016.
Doctors first assumed he had a lower respiratory tract infection, like bronchitis. But by December, they worsened.
It got to the point where he could no longer walk to the next room in his house without feeling out of breath.
Eventually, a preliminary diagnosis that was later confirmed by lab testing: hypersensitivity pneumonitis, or HP.
According to Gizmodo, the condition has now been dubbed 'feather duvet lung.'
Their immune system behaves in an exaggerated fashion—think Donald Trump rather than Barack Obama. Dr. Owen Dempsey, MD Aberdeen Royal Infirmary