Willsie-Ediger S, Salzman G, Schaetzel W. Sarcoidosis masquerading as eosinophilic pneumonia. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1992;92(6):795. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19184.108.40.2065.
Download citation file:
A 29-year-old woman presented with progressive dyspnea, fever, cough, and weight loss. A chest roentgenogram revealed bilateral peripheral infiltrates suggestive of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Bronchoscopic evaluation, as well as a therapeutic trial of corticosteroids, was nondiagnostic. Open lung biopsy revealed findings consistent with a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. Roentgenographically, differentiating between sarcoidosis and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia can be difficult. A diagnostic approach, as well as the differential diagnosis of bilateral peripheral pulmonary infiltrates, is discussed.
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only
View Article Abstract & Purchase Options