[Acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Case report and review of the literature].

A 37 year old female smoker was admitted with an acute episode of fever and pulmonary infiltrates followed by respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation in less than 24 hours. After empiric antibiotic therapy fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were carried out. Abnormal findings were limited to highly increased eosinophilic… CONTINUE READING