Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia Due to Visceral Larva Migrans

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Author(s)

    • Inoue Koji INOUE Koji
    • the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pathology, Nationasl Kinki-Chuo Hospiatl for Chest Diseases
    • Arai Toru [他] ARAI Toru
    • the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pathology, Nationasl Kinki-Chuo Hospiatl for Chest Diseases
    • KASHIWA Yozo
    • the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pathology, Nationasl Kinki-Chuo Hospiatl for Chest Diseases
    • YAMAMOTO Satoru
    • the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pathology, Nationasl Kinki-Chuo Hospiatl for Chest Diseases
    • SAKATANI Mitsunori
    • the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Pathology, Nationasl Kinki-Chuo Hospiatl for Chest Diseases

Abstract

A 38-year-old woman presented with worsening cough, blood eosinophilia, and pulmonary infiltrates. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed 96.4% eosinophils. The diagnosis of <i>visceral larva migrans</i> (VLM) was made based on the positive results in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for <i>Toxocara canis</i> together with clinical symptoms and laboratory data. Pulmonary infiltrates due to VLM generally manifest as a transient form of <i>Löffler's syndrome or simple eosinophilic pneumonia</i> mainly in children. Here we report an adult case of VLM, with pulmonary infiltrates pathologically proven to be eosinophilic pneumonia, which persisted for 7 weeks before anthelmintic treatment with albendazole and manifested as <i>chronic eosinophilic pneumonia</i>.<br>(Internal Medicine 41: 478-482, 2002)

Journal

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 41(6), 478-482, 2002-06-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

References:  15

Cited by:  5

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008548561
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10827774
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    09182918
  • NDL Article ID
    6183875
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS21(科学技術--医学--内科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-M398
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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