Asthmatic pulmonary eosinophilia

Asthmatic pulmonary eosinophilia is a form of pulmonary eosinophilia which is commonly attributed to Aspergillus fumigatus. Although many cases have not shown any allergen.

Radiographic features

Plain radiograph - patterns
  • normal
  • hyperinflation (in acute attacks or chronic severe asthma)
  • features of collapse (due to mucous plugging)
  • transient pulmonary infiltrates
  • may progress to fibrosis and bronchiectasis
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rID: 23989
System: Chest
Tags: refs, cases, stub
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