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Unusual presentation of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with mild peripheral eosinophilia
  1. Rishikesh Meena,
  2. Abhishek Goyal,
  3. Shashwat Kirti Keshri and
  4. Alkesh Kumar Khurana
  1. Pulmonary Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Science - Bhopal, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abhishek Goyal; avi784{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a rare disorder of unknown aetiology which comes under the class of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases with eosinophilia. It is classically characterised by blood and pulmonary eosinophilia, peripheral consolidation on chest radiograph and prompt response to corticosteroid therapy. We report a case of CEP in a 66-year-old man, smoker showing bilateral pulmonary infiltrates with mild peripheral eosinophilia. Our study shows that CEP can be kept as a possibility if radiological pictures are consistent, even if peripheral blood eosinophilia is mild.

  • pneumonia (respiratory medicine)
  • lung function
  • tuberculosis
  • respiratory medicine

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  • Contributors RM: manuscript writing. AG: manuscript and patient management. SKK: manuscript. AKK: patient management.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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