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A Curious Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia

  1. Department Of Internal Medicine, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, New York, NY 11554, USA
  2. Department Of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
  3. Department Of Family Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Version 1 : Received: 10 September 2016 / Approved: 13 September 2016 / Online: 13 September 2016 (04:04:39 CEST)

How to cite: Siddiqui, M.; Khan, T.; Khan, S. A Curious Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia. Preprints 2016, 2016090045 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0045.v1). Siddiqui, M.; Khan, T.; Khan, S. A Curious Case of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia. Preprints 2016, 2016090045 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0045.v1).

Abstract

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an idiopathic disorder characterized by an abnormal and marked accumulation of eosinophils in the interstitial and alveolar spaces of the lung. Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is reported to comprise anywhere from 0-2.5% of cases within the registries of interstitial lung disease. Diagnosis is based on the clinical constellation of symptoms, characteristic radiographic findings and peripheral blood or BAL eosinophilia, in the absence of infection or drug-induced eosinophilia. There is no consensus on the dose and duration of treatment, but most authors recommend initial doses of prednisone at 0.5–1 mg/kg/day with gradual tapering of the dose for total treatment duration of 6–12 months.

Subject Areas

eosinophilic pneumonia; lung nodules; dyspnea; eosinophils

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