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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.
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