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Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Jeffrey P. Kanne, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP)
            • Definitions

              • Idiopathic chronic condition characterized by alveolar filling with mixed inflammatory infiltrate consisting largely of eosinophils

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          • Laboratory Findings

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Katz U et al: Pulmonary eosinophilia. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 34(3):367-71, 2008
                                        2. Alam M et al: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a review. South Med J. 100(1):49-53, 2007
                                        3. Jeong YJ et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: a clinical, radiologic, and pathologic overview. Radiographics. 27(3):617-37; discussion 637-9, 2007
                                        4. Wechsler ME: Pulmonary eosinophilic syndromes. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 27(3):477-92, 2007
                                        5. Marchand E et al: Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 27(2):134-41, 2006
                                        6. Silva CI et al: Asthma and associated conditions: high-resolution CT and pathologic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 183(3):817-24, 2004
                                        7. Wubbel C et al: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a case report and national survey. Chest. 123(5):1763-6, 2003
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Idiopathic chronic condition characterized by alveolar filling with mixed inflammatory infiltrate consisting largely of eosinophils

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Microscopic Features

                                                                • Laboratory Findings

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Katz U et al: Pulmonary eosinophilia. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 34(3):367-71, 2008
                                                                              2. Alam M et al: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a review. South Med J. 100(1):49-53, 2007
                                                                              3. Jeong YJ et al: Eosinophilic lung diseases: a clinical, radiologic, and pathologic overview. Radiographics. 27(3):617-37; discussion 637-9, 2007
                                                                              4. Wechsler ME: Pulmonary eosinophilic syndromes. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 27(3):477-92, 2007
                                                                              5. Marchand E et al: Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 27(2):134-41, 2006
                                                                              6. Silva CI et al: Asthma and associated conditions: high-resolution CT and pathologic findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 183(3):817-24, 2004
                                                                              7. Wubbel C et al: Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia: a case report and national survey. Chest. 123(5):1763-6, 2003