0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
ARTICLE |

Reevaluation of Eosinophilic Pneumonia and Its Diagnostic Criteria

Shigenobu Umeki, MD, PhD, FCCP, FICA
Arch Intern Med. 1992;152(9):1913-1919. doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400210133023.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Eosinophilic pneumonia has been defined as pulmonary infiltration of the lung by eosinophils that may or may not be accompanied by an excess of these cells in the peripheral blood. However, the concept of this disease and its nomenclature have not yet been established. In the present study, the clinical course of 11 cases of eosinophilic pneumonia, which were clinico-pathohistologically diagnosed and found not to be associated with organic disorders producing peripheral blood eosinophilia, were investigated extensively and compared with various types of eosinophilic pneumonia, as previously reported. Of five cases of acute eosinophilic pneumonia with a history (<1 month) of symptoms before diagnosis, a short clinical course, and no recurrence, four cases showed peripheral blood eosinophilia, and four cases did not require treatment with steroids. Of six cases of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with a history (>2 months) of symptoms before diagnosis, a prolonged clinical course, and recurrence, all showed peripheral blood eosinophilia, four cases required treatment with steroids, and four cases were recurrent. In one case with simultaneous occurrence of asthma and another case with asthma that occurred 4 years after the appearance of eosinophilic pneumonia, abnormal shadows on chest roentgenograms had continued for several years. These results suggested that various types of previously reported eosinophilic pneumonia classified by sex, the presence or absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia, the degree of clinical symptoms or peripheral blood eosinophilia, and the degree of abnormalities on the chest roentgenograms should be extensively reevaluated.

(Arch Intern Med. 1992;152:1913-1919)

Topics

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 30

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();