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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The term chronic eosinophilic pneumonia was coined by Carrington and colleagues in 1968 to explain a situation characterized by the presence of blood eosinophilia and pulmonary eosinophilic infiltration for which no reason was found.
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia after radiation therapy for breast cancer.
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The lung biopsy findings were interpreted as most consistent with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with an unusual pattern of concurrent metastatic pulmonary calcification.
Differential diagnosis included chronic aspiration related interstitial lung disease (ILD), nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), idiopathic or secondary to an underlying connective tissue disease, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, and IPF.
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a disease with unknown etiology characterized by peripheral blood eosinophilia and abnormal eosinophil accumulation in the lungs.
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Such cases, termed acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP), may not be associated with the peripheral blood eosinophilia typical of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.

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