simple pulmonary eosinophilia

sim·ple pul·mo·nar·y e·o·sin·o·phil·i·a

pulmonary infiltrates seen as transient migratory shadows on chest radiograph, accompanied by blood eosinophilia; often asymptomatic, but cough, fever, and breathlessness may be present; most cases are due to worm infestation, especially by Ascaris lumbricoides; a few cases follow administration of drugs.
Synonym(s): Löffler syndrome (1)
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Wilhelm, Swiss physician, 1887-1972.
Löffler disease - Synonym(s): Löffler endocarditis
Löffler endocarditis - fibroplastic parietal endocarditis with eosinophilia, an endocarditis of obscure cause characterized by progressive congestive heart failure, multiple systemic emboli, and eosinophilia. Synonym(s): Löffler disease; Löffler syndrome (2)
Löffler parietal fibroplastic endocarditis - sclerosis of the endocardium in the presence of a high eosinophil count.
Löffler pneumonia - eosinophilic pneumonia.
Löffler syndrome - (1) Synonym(s): simple pulmonary eosinophilia; - (2) Synonym(s): Löffler endocarditis
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The original description of "pulmonary eosinophilia" in 16 patients reported by Crofton and colleagues (37) proposed a classification to include simple pulmonary eosinophilia (few symptoms and transient infiltrates), prolonged pulmonary eosinophilia with persistent radiographic shadows persisting for more than a month (and sometimes other organ involvement), tropical eosinophilia, and pulmonary eosinophilia in the setting of asthma.
Other causes of eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid include simple pulmonary eosinophilia (Loffler's syndrome), hypersensitivity reactions to drugs, parasitic infections, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome.

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