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Lung-nontumor

Other interstitial pneumonitis / fibrosis

Loeffler’s syndrome


Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 25 September 2011, last major update September 2011
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Definition
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● 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

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