Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to medical experts, chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is a rare disorder which is identified by the massive accumulation of eosinophils (a type of disease-fighting white blood cell) in the lungs (pulmonary eosinophilia).

Patients often present with fulminant illness characterized by cough, fever, progressive breathlessness, wheezing, and night sweats. The clinical presentation may suggest a community-acquired pneumonia. Asthma accompanies or precedes the illness in > 50% of cases. Patients with recurrent symptoms may have weight loss.

Sources: merckmanuals.com

 

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