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  1. Zainudin BM, Ismail O
    Singapore Med J, 1990 Dec;31(6):629-31.
    PMID: 2281365
    A 44-year-old Indian housewife presented with prolonged cough, intermittent fever, loss of weight and shortness of breath on exertion. Physical examination revealed a thin lady with fine crackles on both lungs. Marked eosinophilia and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate were noted on peripheral blood. Chest radiograph showed characteristic bilateral infiltrates affecting the periphery of both lungs. Treatment with corticosteroid resulted in dramatic improvement in symptoms, signs and radiographic changes within a few days.
    Matched MeSH terms: Pulmonary Eosinophilia/diagnosis*
  2. Quah BS, Anuar AK, Rowani MR, Pennie RA
    Ann Trop Paediatr, 1997 Mar;17(1):77-81.
    PMID: 9176582
    Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is considered to be a variant of human filarial infection. The pulmonary manifestations of TPE have been well described. Extra-pulmonary features of the disease, although not commonly seen, have been reported previously. A 9-year-old Malay girl with a history of recurrent cough and wheezing was admitted because of cardiac failure. Physical examination revealed a very sick girl with tachypnoea, central cyanosis, finger clubbing, elevated jugular venous pulse, generalized crackles and rhonchi in the chest, a loud second heart sound and hepatosplenomegaly. A chest radiograph showed cardiomegaly and right pleural effusion. Laboratory investigations revealed hypochromic, microcytic anaemia with persistent blood eosinophilia (absolute eosinophil counts varied from 1.9 to 5.5 x 10(9)/1). The ELISA test for antifilarial IgG antibodies was strongly positive. She responded promptly to treatment with diethylcarbamazine. In summary, this is a patient with TPE who presented with cor pulmonale, probably due to late-stage interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. In order to prevent the long term morbidity of cardiorespiratory disability, the early signs of TPE should be recognized and the infection treated.
    Matched MeSH terms: Pulmonary Eosinophilia/diagnosis
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