[Eosinophilic pneumonia causing severe respiratory insufficiency. Clinical case].


A 37 year-old previously healthy woman developed severe respiratory failure and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates. A diagnosis of Eosinophilic pneumonia was made based on elevated blood counts of eosinophils and high numbers of them in the broncho-alveolar lavage. The patient recovered after steroid therapy and remained well six months later. Most cases of eosinophilic involvement of the lung have a chronic course and only recently has acute eosinophilic pneumonia been recognized. Typical findings on bronchoalveolar lavage and cure with steroid therapy provide the basis for diagnosis.

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@article{Arrese1991EosinophilicPC, title={[Eosinophilic pneumonia causing severe respiratory insufficiency. Clinical case].}, author={Marco A. Arrese and Jos{\'e} Miguel Castell{\'o}n and Gabriel N. Contreras}, journal={Revista médica de Chile}, year={1991}, volume={119 3}, pages={299-302} }