Pulmonary eosinophilia in coccidioidal infections

C. M. Lombard, H. D. Tazelaar, D. L. Krasne

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Abstract

Two cases of pulmonary eosinophilia associated with coccidioidal infections are reported. Pulmonary eosinophilia in these cases represents a hypersensitivity reaction to the fungus. Histologically, the pulmonary eosinophilia in these cases closely mimicked or appeared identical to idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Coccidioides immitis organisms were rare or absent in the areas of pulmonary eosinophilia. Recognition of this phenomenon is important for proper care of the patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)734-736
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume91
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Lombard, C. M., Tazelaar, H. D., & Krasne, D. L. (1987). Pulmonary eosinophilia in coccidioidal infections. Chest, 91(5), 734-736. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.91.5.734