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Case Report
Recurrent Postpartum Eosinophilic Pneumonia Presenting as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
1 Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2011; 43: 200-202
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2011.44
Key Words: Eosinophilia, Postpartum period, Respiratory distress syndrome
Abstract

 

Eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is a rare disease of the lung. We aimed to present atypical course of two EP cases. They were admitted to our hospital because of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in postpartum period. Eosinophilia was detected in bronchoscopic broncho-alveolar lavage and laboratory examination. In these cases, no spesific cause for eosinophilic pneumonia was determined and steroid treatment was started. After the treatment, the patients were in full recovery which were confirmed by clinical and radiological investigations, readmitted to our clinic with relapses of ARDS. The patients have received regular treatment for 1 year. Our cases were neither fitting the classic definitions of acute eosinophilic pneumonia nor chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. Therefore, we wanted to contribute additional data in the literature by sharing these interesting cases.

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