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Tuberc Respir Dis (Seoul). 2014 Apr;76(4):188-91. doi: 10.4046/trd.2014.76.4.188. Epub 2014 Apr 25.

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia following secondhand cigarette smoke exposure.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Ewha Medical Center and Ewha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2
Department of Radiology, Ewha Medical Center and Ewha Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a disease characterized by an acute febrile onset, eosinophilia in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and a dramatic response to corticosteroids. Although many studies have reported a close relationship between direct cigarette smoking and AEP, few studies have identified an association between passive smoking and AEP. Here, we report a case of AEP in a 19-year-old female with cough, fever, and dyspnea after 4 weeks of intense exposure to secondhand smoke for 6 to 8 hours a day in an enclosed area.

KEYWORDS:

Pulmonary Eosinophilia; Tobacco Products; Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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