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A case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Evidence for hypersensitivity-like pulmonary reaction.
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PMID:  8989089     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examined an 86-year-old man with acute respiratory failure. A chest roentgenogram showed diffuse reticular shadows. Transbronchial biopsy revealed thickening of the alveolar septa accompanied by moderate eosinophil infiltration. After admission to the hospital, the patient's symptoms immediately improved without any medication. Clinical course and pathologic findings suggested acute eosinophilic pneumonia caused by a hypersensitivity reaction.
T Iwami; S Umemoto; K Ikeda; H Yamada; M Matsuzaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-29     Completed Date:  1997-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1618-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Second Department of Internal Medicine, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic / complications*,  pathology
Lung / pathology,  radiography
Pulmonary Eosinophilia / complications,  etiology*,  radiography
Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology

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