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Community Adquired Pneumonia

N Egea, A Merlo, L Esponda, A Cazaux, V H Cambursano, J R Cortés
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary eosinophilia syndrome is characterized by a group of diseases that present clinical-radiological conditions, pulmonary eosinophilia or peripheral lung parenchyma in its evolution. We described the clinical and radiological presentation. METHODS: Retrospective descriptive analysis of medical records of 7 patients between 2007 and 2010. RESULTS: The highest numbers of cases were observed in women, with peripheral eosinophilia with values between 550 and 10,000 cells/mm3...
2014: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas
J P F Baptista, P C Casanova, J P A Sousa, P J Martins, A Simões, V Fernandes, J Souto, J J Costa, A Rebelo, L Carvalho, J Pimentel
The Authors present a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) associated with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in a previously healthy young adult, medicated with nitrofurantoin. AEP must be included in the differential diagnosis of community adquired pneumonia, as well as a cause of acute respiratory distress syndrome; its diagnosis is suggested by the presence of eosinophilic alveolitis in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. The early diagnosis of AEP and corticosteroid therapy may be lifesaving.
July 2004: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
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