Important It is possible that the main title of the report Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Summary Simple pulmonary eosinophilia (SPE), also known as Loeffler syndrome, is a rare, temporary (transient) respiratory disorder characterized by the accumulation of eosinophils in the lungs (pulmonary eosinophilia). Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell and are part of the immune system. They are usually produced in response to allergens, inflammation or infection and are particularly active in the respiratory tract. Most cases of SPE are believed to be due to an allergic reaction to drugs and infection (especially parasitic ones). SPE usually ranges in severity from individuals who do not develop any symptoms (outside of eosinophilia) to individuals who develop mild symptoms. In extremely rare cases, more significant complications can occur. Generally, no specific therapy is required as symptoms usually go away spontaneously without treatment.
Introduction Simple pulmonary eosinophilia was first described in the medical literature in 1932. It is classified as a form of eosinophilic lung disease, a large group of interstitial lung diseases. SPE is considered a benign, self-limiting disorder.
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Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease (CURED) PO Box 32 Lincolnshire, IL 60069 Tel: (847)361-3292 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.curedfoundation.org
Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 3333 Burnet Avenue MLC 2010 Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039 Tel: (513)636-2233 Fax: (513)636-9069 Tel: (800)344-2462 TDD: (513)636-4900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/eosinophils
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