Acute eosinophilic pneumonia: A cause of reversible, severe, noninfectious respiratory failure

H. Alp, R. S. Daum, C. Abrahams, M. E. Wylam

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Abstract

We report a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with adult respiratory distress syndrome in an adolescent. This entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis in previously well children and adolescents who are seen with unexplained respiratory failure and who have many eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. Prompt recognition of this rapidly reversible noninfectious disorder and institution of corticosteroids may be lifesaving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-543
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume132
Issue number3 I
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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