chronic eosinophilic pneumonia

chron·ic e·o·sin·o·phil·ic pneu·mo·ni·a

a disease characterized by night sweats, exertional dyspnea, occasional wheezing, and peripheral eosinophilia. X-rays show peripheral, nonsegmental pulmonary infiltrates that can be nodular with cavitation. Responds to treatment with corticosteroids.
Synonym(s): Carrington disease

chronic eosinophilic pneumonia

A condition characterized by certain clinical and histologic features that overlap those of bronchiolitis obliterans and organizing pneumonia
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Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia and idiopathic bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: comparison of eosinophil number and degranulation by immunofluorescence staining for eosinophil-derived major basic protein.
Interrelationship of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, bronchiolitis obliterans, and rheumatoid disease: a hypothesis.
Potential Etiologies of Organizing Pneumonia With Intraluminal Polyps (a) Diffuse alveolar damage, organizing Aspiration pneumonia, organizing Resolving infections Postobstruction organization Hypersensitivity pneumonitis Organization after exposure to fumes and toxins Collagen vascular disease Acute lung transplant rejection Drug reactions Secondary to bone marrow transplantation or other organ transplantation Reaction to radiation therapy or chemotherapy Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia Secondary reaction with chronic bronchiolitis Reparative process adjacent to abscess, necrotic tumor, infarct, etc Secondary to a hematologic disorder Inflammatory bowel disease-related small airways disease Wegener granulomatosis Idiopathic (a) Data were derived from Cagle et al.
Abstract: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a disease of unknown cause.
Key Words: chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, airway obstruction, steroids
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology (1-4) which is frequently confused with bacterial pneumonia or other causes of pulmonary consolidation.
A differential cell count in BAL fluid of greater than 40% eosinophils is suggested to be diagnostic of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.
The possible reciprocal influence of asthma and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia on clinical presentation and evolution has recently been investigated.
Eotaxin and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.
Such cases, termed acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), may not be associated with the peripheral blood eosinophilia typical of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.
CHRONIC EOSINOPHILIC PNEUMONIA IN A 64-YEAR-OLD FEMALE PATIENT.
Results of transbronchial biopsy were consistent with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with focal bronchiolitis obliterans.

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