Eosinophilic pneumonia (pulmonary infiltrates and eosinophilia)

(Fr: PnP à éosinophiles). See also under Ie: 'Acute eosinophilic pneumonia' Ie. DI PIE may manifest with fever, dyspnea and wheezes. Eosinophilia can be present in blood, BAL and/or tissue (see under XV). Blood and BAL eosinophilia may suffice to secure the diagnosis without recourse to the lung biopsy. Imaging is similar to PIE of other causes. PIE can be part of the DRESS syndrome, a systemic illness with a cutaneous rash, hematologic abnormalities and deep-seated organ involvement (See under Xa). A few drugs may cause PIE and eosinophilic granulomatosis and polyangiitis (EGPA) formerly known as the Churg-Strauss syndrome) (See under Xh)

Last update : 17/04/2017

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