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Eosinophilic pneumonia 

Eosinophilic pneumonia
Eosinophilic pneumonia

D.J. Hendrick

and G.P. Spickett


July 30, 2015: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.


Chapter reviewed August 2013—no substantial updates required; one new reference added.

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date: 24 September 2021

Eosinophilic pneumonia occurs when alveolar spaces are consolidated because of eosinophil inflammation/infiltration, usually with an accompanying eosinophilia of peripheral blood. The diagnosis should be considered when infiltrates on a chest radiograph, often migratory, are associated with blood eosinophilia, and confirmed by demonstrating an excess of eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid....

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