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Pulmonary Eosinophilia

Symptoms:
General ill feeling
Fever
Dry cough
Chest pain
Shortness of breath
Wheezing
Rapid respiratory rate
Rash
The symptoms can range fromnone at all to severe. They may go away without treatment.

Treatment:
If you are allergic to a drug, the doctor may have you stop taking it. (But, never stop a medication withoutconsulting with your doctor first.)

If the condition is due to an infection, you may be treated with an antibiotic or anti-parasitic medication.

Sometime, corticosteroids (powerfulanti-inflammatory medicines) may be needed.
Prognosis:

The disease often goes away without treatment. If treatment is needed, the response is usually good. However, relapses can occur.

Causes:Most cases of simple pulmonary eosinophilia are due to an allergic reaction, either from a drug, such as sulfonamide, or infection from a fungus or parasite, including Ascarislumbricoides.


A rare complication of simple pulmonary eosinophilia is a severe type of pneumonia called acute idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia
Complications.


Exams and Tests:The health care provider will listen to your chest with a stethoscope. Crackle-like sounds called rales may be heard. Rales suggest inflammation of the lung tissue.

A blood counttest shows increased white blood cells, particularly eosinophils.

Chest x-ray usually shows abnormal shadows called infiltrates. They may disappear with time or reappear in differentareas of the lung.





My Opinion

My opinion about this sickness is that it’s a very dangerous problem in your health if it is not treated fast, because this can cause severeproblems or it can be even fatal. This is not a common disease thanks God but we should still be careful because our respiratory system is one of the most important systems of our body.
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