Eosinophilic pneumonia: probable

Case contributed by Dr Imad Awwad


Fever and dyspnea for the last 10 days.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years old
Gender: Male

Bilateral consolidation with peripheral distribution and lower lobes preference gives the "reversed bat wings" appearance. Ground glass patchy opacities with interlobular septal thickening are also present. Small pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

The patient had an elevated eosinophil count in peripheral blood (6%). Combined with the reversed bat wings appearance, this makes the diagnosis of eosinophilic pneumonia very probable.

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Case information

rID: 47557
Case created: 21st Aug 2016
Last edited: 22nd Aug 2016
System: Chest
Tags: ild, hrct
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