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N Z Med J. 2012 Aug 24;125(1360):74-5.

Pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia syndrome in ibuprofen overdose.

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Department of Medicine, North Shore Hospital, Private Bag 93-503, Takapuna, Auckland 0740, New Zealand.


We describe the case of a 45-year-old female who developed pulmonary infiltrates and mild eosinophilia following an overdose of ibuprofen. We believe this was a case of pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia (PIE) syndrome and discuss the relevant literature. Although rare, PIE syndrome should be considered in those taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories who develop unexplained pulmonary infiltrates.

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