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Pertussoid eosinophilic pneumonia. Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia in very young infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  852322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This presents four new cases of pertussoid eosinophilic pneumonia in young infants. The 19 previously reported cases have been young infants with bilateral intersitial infiltrates and eosinophilia. The cause of this syndrome is unknown. Cultures from the four patients were negative; however, studies of immunoglobulin levels suggest that the disease has an infectious etiology. The cause of the eosinophilia is also unknown; however, it appears to be associated with a favorable prognosis in young infants with severe bilateral pneumonitis.
W J Oetgen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1977 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-11     Completed Date:  1977-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  492-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Immunoglobulin G / analysis
Immunoglobulin M / analysis
Leukocyte Count
Pulmonary Eosinophilia / blood,  diagnosis*,  radiography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin G; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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