PIE syndrome

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Related to eosinophilic lung disease: Pulmonary eosinophilia
A heterogeneous group of conditions characterised by intense, nonspecific symptoms accompanied by chronic relapsing fever, cough and shortness of breath, and chronic eosinophilia in the blood or tissue. Some authors divide these into those caused by inhaled or ingested extrinsic factors—e.g., medications and pathogens, especially parasites—and those attributed to intrinsic factors which are usually idiopathic in nature and often linked to autoimmunity

PIE syndrome

Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia A condition characterized by intense, nonspecific Sx accompanied by chronic relapsing fever, cough and SOB, associated with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia
PIE syndrome
Simple PIE Löffler syndrome Transient pulmonary infiltrates fever, dyspnea, eosinophilia of peripheral blood
Tropical eosinophilia Associated with microfilarial parasites–eg, Ascaris lumbricoides and Toxocara canis
Secondary chronic pulmonary eosinophilia Associated with allergic bronchopneumonia related to aspergillosis, bronchocentric granulomatosis, allergic angiitis and granulomatosis–Churg-Strauss syndrome, drugs–nitrofurantoin, sulfonamide, and infections–parasitic, fungal, and bacterial

PIE syndrome

pulmonary infiltration with eosinophilia; a disease of dogs of unknown origin characterized by dyspnea, reduced exercise tolerance, diffuse pulmonary infiltration by eosinophils and an eosinophilia.
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An excellent overview of eosinophilic lung disease can be found in a 1994 review by Allen and Davis.
infestation Larva migrans syndrome Strongyloides stercoralis infection Associated with systemic disease Churg-Strauss syndrome Hypereosinophilic syndromes Associated with drugs, toxic agents and radiation Associated with miscellaneous lung diseases Asthma and eosinophilic bronchitis Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias Langerhans cell granulomatosis Sarcoidosis Paraneoplastic syndrome Idiopathic eosinophilic lung disease Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia Table 2.
3,14) Attempts to radiographically diagnose the individual eosinophilic lung diseases have met with limited success: a study of high resolution CAT scans in 81 patients was not able to distinguish between CEP and bronchiolitis obliterans in the majority of patients.

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