Pulmonary Infection

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Definition

Simple pulmonary eosinophilia is swelling (inflammation) of the lungs from an increase in eosinophils, a type of white blood cell.


Alternative Names

Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia; Loeffler syndrome


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Most cases of simple pulmonary eosinophilia are due to an allergic reaction from:

  • A drug, such as a sulfonamide antibiotic or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
  • Infection with a fungus such as Aspergillus...
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