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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Löffler,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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