Simple pulmonary eosinophilia

simple pulmonary eosinophilia

pulmonary infiltrates seen as transient migratory shadows on the chest X-ray, accompanied by blood eosinophilia; often symptomless, but there may be cough, fever, and breathlessness; most cases are due to worm infestation, especially by ascaris lumbricoides; a few cases follow administration of drugs.

Synonym: loffler's syndrome.

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