Case 77

  • Rita Joarder
  • Neil Crundwell


A previously fit, 71-year-old female presented with a 2-day history of chest pain, cough and mucoid sputum. On examination she was pyrexial; there were a few crepitations at the lung bases and she was hypoxic. WCC 20.2, Lymphocytes 2.5, Neutrophils 5 and eosinophils 11.4. A CXR (Image 1) was performed.


Public Health Internal Medicine Chest Pain Thoracic Surgery Good Prognosis 
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Further Reading

  1. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia: radiology and clinical features. M.A.King, June 1997 radiology 203,715-719Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Joarder
    • 1
  • Neil Crundwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Conquest HospitalEast SussexUK

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