pulmonary eosinophilia


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pul·mo·nar·y e·o·sin·o·phil·i·a

(pul'mŏ-nār-ēē'ō-sin'ō-fil'ē-ă)
Eosinophilic pulmonary infiltrates, often associated with parasitic migration; also associated with reactions to some antibiotics, to L-tryptophan, or to crack cocaine.
Synonym(s): Löffler syndrome.
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Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia misdiagnosed as miliary tuberculosis: a case report and literature review.
Non-helminthic causes of pulmonary eosinophilia should also be included in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia (PIE).
Of the total 63 patients with pulmonary eosinophilia, 49 were males and 14 were females.
For a diagnosis of CEP, it is important to exclude the known causes of pulmonary eosinophilia: a careful history and examination to exclude systemic illnesses (Churg-Strauss syndrome, sarcoidosis, etc), as well as a careful review of concomitant drug intake to exclude drug-induced pulmonary eosinophilia is necessary.
Antigen-induced airway hyperresponsiveness, pulmonary eosinophilia, and chemokine expression in B cell-deficient mice.
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This model exhibits many of the hallmarks of allergic asthma such as increased HDM-specific IgE, elevated HDM-specific lympho-proliferative responses in lung-associated lymph nodes, antigen-induced bronchospasm, airway hyperresponsiveness, and pulmonary eosinophilia (14).

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