Lung - nontumor
Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis
Loeffler syndrome

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 1 March 2017, last major update September 2011

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Definition / General
Cite this page: Loeffler syndrome. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorloeffler.html. Accessed March 28th, 2017.
Definition / General
  • Acute eosinophilic pneumonia with transient diffuse pulmonary infiltrates composed primarily of eosinophils and serum eosinophilia
  • Characteristic imaging findings, so biopsy is rarely performed
  • Eosinophils may be present in sputum
  • Often associated with ascaris infection
  • Self limited - lasts only up to 1 month