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
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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
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The text opens with an historical overview, followed by physiological and radiological features of common ILDs, such as idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, non-specific interstitial pneumonitis, and sarcoidosis, and uncommon ILDs, such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Langerhans cell granulomatosis, drug-induced lung disease, eosinophilic lung disease, alveolar proteinosis, and alveolar michrolithiasis.
Chronic bronchiolitis with associated eosinophilic lung disease (eosinophilic bronchiolitis).
An excellent overview of eosinophilic lung disease can be found in a 1994 review by Allen and Davis.

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