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Medical Term:

chronic eosinophilic pneumonia

Definition

a disease characterized by night sweats, exertional dyspnea, occasional wheezing, and peripheral eosinophilia. X-rays show peripheral, nonsegmental pulmonary infiltrates that can be nodular with cavitation. Responds to treatment with corticosteroids.

Synonym(s): Carrington disease

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