[The relation between bronchial infiltration of eosinophils and bronchial hyperresponsiveness in two cases of eosinophilic pneumonia].


We evaluated the bronchial hyperresponsiveness to methacholine in the two cases of eosinophilic pneumonia with infiltration of eosinophils into bronchial mucosa. Bronchial responsiveness was not increased in either case in spite of marked infiltration of eosinophils into the bronchial mucosa and submucosa. Hypodense eosinophils are reported in the sputum of… (More)