simple pulmonary eosinophilia
Definition: pulmonary infiltrates seen as transient migratory shadows on chest radiograph, accompanied by blood eosinophilia; often asymptomatic, but cough, fever, and breathlessness may be present; most cases are due to worm infestation, especially by Ascaris lumbricoides; a few cases follow administration of drugs.
Synonym(s): Löffler syndrome1
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