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Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1421726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously healthy young man presented with acute respiratory distress, high fever and bilateral ground-glass appearance on chest radiograph. Bronchoalveolar lavage analysis demonstrated significant eosinophilia (72%) with no evidence of infection. The transbronchial lung biopsy showed that the walls of bronchioli and alveolar septa were markedly infiltrated with eosinophils. The patient rapidly improved with corticosteroid therapy. This case exemplifies the recently described idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Similar cases published in the Japanese literature were reviewed and discussed.
M Nishio; M Ohata; T Suruda; K Uetani; H Kobayashi; M Funasako
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-04     Completed Date:  1992-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1139-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Wakayama Medical College Kihoku Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Pulmonary Eosinophilia / blood,  drug therapy*
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