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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 256-257

A rare case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia

Department of Medicine, King George's Medical University, (U. P.) Lucknow, India

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Sameer Saraf
Department of Medicine, King George Medical University, (U. P.) Lucknow
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.116505

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Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) has been described as an acute febrile illness with severe hypoxemia, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates, and an increase in bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophils. There is also no evidence of infection, no history of asthma or atopic illness, and complete resolution of all abnormalities after treatment with corticosteroids. [1] It is a reversible cause of non-infectious respiratory failure. [1],[2] AEP is a rare disorder, and less than 100 cases have been reported to date, with the largest series including only 15 patients. [3],[4] We report a case, which had features of AEP with no radiological evidence of pulmonary infiltrates.

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