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Short Communication - Archives of General Internal Medicine (2020) Volume 4, Issue 7

Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: Short communication

Background: We report here a unique case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) masquerading as bronchogenic malignancy. A 59-year-old woman presented with a chronic cough that had persisted for over 2 months and an abnormal chest radiograph. Chest computed tomography (CT) followed by a bronchoscopy revealed airspace consolidation and an endobronchial mass-like lesion. Histopathologic examination of the mass revealed a significant accumulation of eosinophils and lymphocytes in the bronchial epithelium with no evidence to indicate the presence of a carcinoma. Bronchoalveolar lavage revealed that eosinophils made up 35% of the cellular infiltrate. After steroid therapy, the patient`s symptoms were completely alleviated and the endobronchial lesion was no longer detectable.

Author(s): Hwang K

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