Table of ContentsDefinition / general
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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