Acute respiratory failure secondary to eosinophilic pneumonia following influenza vaccination in an elderly man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Abstract

Acute respiratory failure with diffuse pulmonary opacities is an unusual manifestation following influenza vaccination. We report herein a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who developed fever with worsening of respiratory symptoms and severe hypoxemia requiring ventilatory support shortly after influenza vaccination. Bronchoalveolar lavage was compatible with acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Rapid clinical improvement was observed 2 weeks after systemic corticosteroid treatment, followed by radiographic improvement at 4 weeks. No disease recurrence was observed at the 6-month follow-up.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.04.019

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@article{Pornsuriyasak2014AcuteRF, title={Acute respiratory failure secondary to eosinophilic pneumonia following influenza vaccination in an elderly man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.}, author={Prapaporn Pornsuriyasak and Thitiporn Suwatanapongched and Jettanong Klaewsongkram and Supranee Buranapraditkun and Porpon Rotjanapan}, journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases}, year={2014}, volume={26}, pages={14-6} }