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Löffler's syndrome

What is Loeffler's Syndrome ?  

Accumulation of eosinophils in the lung in response to parasitic infection.

Cause(s) :  
  • Parasites such as Strongyloides Stercoralis, Dirofilaria immitis
  • Drug-Induced due to drugs like antimicrobials, anticonvulsants, anti-inflammatories, etc
Symptoms :  Symptoms related to:
  • Parasitic infection
    • Fever and body pain
    • Cough, wheezing, dyspnea
  • Drug-induced pulmonary eosinophilia
    • Dry cough, breathlessness
    • Fever
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Differential CBC count
  • Stool examination
  • Immunoglobin E level
  • Analysis of sputum or gastric lavages
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Chest X-ray
  • Chest CT scan
Category :  Pulmonary Conditions

Specialist to consult :  Pulmonology

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