Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.

A Pinheiro, A P Leite

Abstract


Various types of pulmonary eosinophilia have been known for several years. Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (original word for Christoforidis and Molnar 1960) is a rare entity whose diagnosis is possible through clinical, laboratory and radiological data. Other non sophisticated data-CAT, bronchoalveolar lavage, transbronchial biopsy, transthoracic biopsy and even thoracotomy can be used. Seriousness can be very high, demanding an urgent diagnosis and treatment.

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