|Loffler's syndrome -->|
simple pulmonary eosinophilia
Pulmonary infiltrates seen as transient migratory shadows on the chest X-ray, accompanied by blood eosinophilia; often symptomless, but there may be cough, fever, and breathlessness; most cases are due to worm infestation, especially by Ascaris lumbricoides; a few cases follow administration of drugs.
Synonyms: Loffler's syndrome.
(05 Mar 2000)
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