Pulmonary Infiltrates with Eosinophilia

Definition


Etiology

  • Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia (see Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia, [[Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia]])
  • Acute Lung Transplant Rejection (Acute Cellular Lung Transplant Rejection) (see Acute Lung Transplant Rejection, [[Acute Lung Transplant Rejection]]): peripheral eosinophilia may occur with/without pulmonary infiltrates (as acute rejection may be detected by surveillance bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy prior to the development of pulmonary infiltrates)
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA) (see Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, [[Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis]])
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Candidiasis (see Candida, [[Candida]])
  • Bronchocentric Granulomatosis (see Bronchocentric Granulomatosis, [[Bronchocentric Granulomatosis]])
  • Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia (see Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia, [[Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia]])
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome (see Churg-Strauss Syndrome, [[Churg-Strauss Syndrome]])
  • Dirofilariasis (see Dirofilariasis, [[Dirofilariasis]])
  • Drug-Induced Pulmonary Eosinophilia (see Drug-Induced Pulmonary Eosinophilia, [[Drug-Induced Pulmonary Eosinophilia]])
  • Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome (see Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome, [[Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome]])
  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (see Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, [[Hypereosinophilic Syndrome]])
  • Sarcoidosis (see Sarcoidosis, [[Sarcoidosis]])
  • Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Loffler’s Syndrome) (see Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia, [[Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Lofflers Syndrome)]])
  • Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Occult Filariasis) (see Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia, [[Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Occult Filariasis)]])
  • Visceral Larva Migrans (see Visceral Larva Migrans, [[Visceral Larva Migrans]])
  • Other Infections
    • Brucellosis (see Brucellosis, [[Brucellosis]])
      • Epidemiology: case reports [Eosinophilia and pneumonitis in chronic brucellosis: a report of two cases. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:995-1001]
    • Coccidioidomycosis (see Coccidioidomycosis, [[Coccidioidomycosis]])
      • Clinical: pronounced eosinophilia may be an early indicator of dissemination
    • Cryptococcosis (see Cryptococcosis, [[Cryptococcosis]])
      • Epidemiology: [Cryptococcal pneumonia simulating chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. South Med J. 1995;88:845-846]
    • Echinococcosis (see Echinococcosis, [[Echinococcosis]])
    • Histoplasmosis (see Histoplasmosis, [[Histoplasmosis]])
    • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (see Human Immunodeficiency Virus, [[Human Immunodeficiency Virus]])
    • Mycobacterium Simiae (see Mycobacterium Simiae, [[Mycobacterium Simiae]])
      • Epidemiology: [Acute eosinophilic pneumonia as a reversible cause of noninfectious respiratory failure. N Engl J Med. 1989;321:569- 574]
    • Paragonimiasis (see Paragonimiasis, [[Paragonimiasis]])
    • Schistosomiasis (see Schistosomiasis, [[Schistosomiasis]])
    • Trichinosis (see Trichinosis, [[Trichinosis]])
    • Tuberculosis (see Tuberculosis, [[Tuberculosis]])

References

  • Allen JN, Pacht ER, Gadek JE, Davis WB. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia as a reversible cause of noninfectious respiratory failure. N Engl J Med. 1989;321:569- 574
  • Starr JC, Che H, Montgomery J. Cryptococcal pneumonia simulating chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. South Med J. 1995;88:845-846
  • Elson K, Ingelfinger F. Eosinophilia and pneumonitis in chronic brucellosis: a report of two cases. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:995-1001