Acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with 2009 influenza A (H1N1)

Eun Ju Jeon, Kwang Hyun Kim, Kyung Hoon Min

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    Abstract

    Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a cause of acute respiratory failure, and differs from other eosinophilic pneumonias by its acute onset, presence of fever and acute hypoxaemia. Cases of 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have included rapidly progressive lower respiratory tract disease resulting in respiratory failure. We describe the case of a young patient who showed dyspnoea, fever and rapid radiological progression and was simultaneously diagnosed with AEP and 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection, which was diagnosed by using bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). We suggest that 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus should be considered as a cause of AEP, and BAL can provide further information, especially in patients with severe lower respiratory disease.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)268-270
    Number of pages3
    JournalThorax
    Volume65
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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