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Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP)
              • Definitions

                • Idiopathic acute febrile illness with rapid onset respiratory failure due to pulmonary eosinophilia
                  • Peripheral eosinophilia usually absent

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Laboratory Data

                                    • Diagnosis

                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Galvin JR et al: Smoking-related lung disease. J Thorac Imaging. 24(4):274-84, 2009
                                              2. Vassallo R et al: Tobacco smoke-related diffuse lung diseases. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 29(6):643-50, 2008
                                              3. Jeong YJ et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: a clinical, radiologic, and pathologic overview. Radiographics. 27(3):617-37; discussion 637-9, 2007
                                              4. Kanne JP et al: Smoking-related emphysema and interstitial lung diseases. J Thorac Imaging. 22(3):286-91, 2007
                                              5. Wechsler ME: Pulmonary eosinophilic syndromes. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 27(3):477-92, 2007
                                              6. Lynch DA et al: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias: CT features. Radiology. 236(1):10-21, 2005
                                              7. Philit F et al: Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia: a study of 22 patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 166(9):1235-9, 2002
                                              8. Rom WN et al: Acute eosinophilic pneumonia in a New York City firefighter exposed to World Trade Center dust. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 166(6):797-800, 2002
                                              9. Johkoh T et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: diagnostic accuracy of thin-section CT in 111 patients. Radiology. 216(3):773-80, 2000
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Abbreviations

                                                            • Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP)
                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Idiopathic acute febrile illness with rapid onset respiratory failure due to pulmonary eosinophilia
                                                              • Peripheral eosinophilia usually absent

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Microscopic Features

                                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                          • Presentation

                                                                            • Demographics

                                                                              • Laboratory Data

                                                                                • Diagnosis

                                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Galvin JR et al: Smoking-related lung disease. J Thorac Imaging. 24(4):274-84, 2009
                                                                                          2. Vassallo R et al: Tobacco smoke-related diffuse lung diseases. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 29(6):643-50, 2008
                                                                                          3. Jeong YJ et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: a clinical, radiologic, and pathologic overview. Radiographics. 27(3):617-37; discussion 637-9, 2007
                                                                                          4. Kanne JP et al: Smoking-related emphysema and interstitial lung diseases. J Thorac Imaging. 22(3):286-91, 2007
                                                                                          5. Wechsler ME: Pulmonary eosinophilic syndromes. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 27(3):477-92, 2007
                                                                                          6. Lynch DA et al: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias: CT features. Radiology. 236(1):10-21, 2005
                                                                                          7. Philit F et al: Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia: a study of 22 patients. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 166(9):1235-9, 2002
                                                                                          8. Rom WN et al: Acute eosinophilic pneumonia in a New York City firefighter exposed to World Trade Center dust. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 166(6):797-800, 2002
                                                                                          9. Johkoh T et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: diagnostic accuracy of thin-section CT in 111 patients. Radiology. 216(3):773-80, 2000