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Simple pulmonary eosinophilia

  • Alternative Names

    Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia; Loeffler syndrome


    Treatment

    If you are allergic to a drug, the doctor may tell you to stop taking it. (Never stop taking a medication without first talking with your doctor.)

    If the condition is due to an infection, you may be treated with an antibiotic or anti-parasitic medication.

    Sometimes, you may need corticosteroids (powerful anti-inflammatory medicines).


    Expectations (prognosis)

    The disease often goes away without treatment. If treatment is needed, the response is usually good. However, relapses can occur (the disease comes back).


    Complications

    A rare complication of simple pulmonary eosinophilia is a severe type of pneumonia called acute idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia.


    Calling your health care provider
    See your health care provider if you have symptoms that may be linked with this disorder.