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Eosinophilic lung disease as a sequela of MSSA pneumonia
  1. Syed Muhammad Zubair1,
  2. Muhammad Zaid Hamid Hussain2 and
  3. Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi1
  1. 1Section of Pulmonary Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Medical College Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi; ali.zubairi{at}


Eosinophilic lung diseases are a rare group of lung disorders with multiple known and unknown aetiologies and the diagnosis is often challenging. We present a case of a young man who was admitted with pneumonia due to methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and was discharged on antibiotics. He presented to the emergency department approximately 2 weeks after discharge with high-grade fever, cough and shortness of breath associated with serum and bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophilia. He was then treated with steroids with complete resolution of disease process.

  • pneumonia (infectious disease)
  • pneumonia (respiratory medicine)

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  • Contributors SMZ: literature search, manuscript writing, reviewed and edited the manuscript. MZHH: literature search, manuscript writing. ABSZ: conceived the idea, reviewed and edited the manuscript.

  • 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.

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