Eosinophilia associated with perimyositis and pneumonitis

S. Lakhanpal, J. Duffy, Andrew G Engel

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Abstract

We describe a patient who had severe myalgias, bronchial asthma, pulmonary infiltrates, and eosinophilia. The findings on physical examination and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate were normal; there was no elevation of the serum creatine kinase. Muscle biopsy demonstrated an inflammatory exudate that contained eosinophils, localized primarily to the perimysium. Pulmonary and muscle manifestations responded to corticosteroids. System eosinophilic disease associated with perimyositis or myositis has not been reported previously. In addition, we review the spectrum of eosinophilic muscle diseases-eosinophilic perimyositis, eosinophilic polymyositis, and focal eosinophilic myositis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Volume63
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

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Eosinophilia
Pneumonia
Myositis
Muscles
Pulmonary Eosinophilia
Polymyositis
Blood Sedimentation
Myalgia
Exudates and Transudates
Creatine Kinase
Eosinophils
Physical Examination
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Asthma
Biopsy
Lung
Serum

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Eosinophilia associated with perimyositis and pneumonitis. / Lakhanpal, S.; Duffy, J.; Engel, Andrew G.

In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 63, No. 1, 1988, p. 37-41.

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Lakhanpal, S. ; Duffy, J. ; Engel, Andrew G. / Eosinophilia associated with perimyositis and pneumonitis. In: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 1988 ; Vol. 63, No. 1. pp. 37-41.
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