Acta Med. 2011, 54: 45-48

Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia with Subpleural Curvilinear Shadow

Katsunori Kagohashia, Gen Oharaa, Koichi Kurishimab, Mio Kawaguchib, Hidetsugu Nakayamac, Hiroichi Ishikawad, Hiroaki Satoha

aDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mito Medical Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan
bDivision of Respiratory Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan
cDepartment of Radiology, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
dDivision of Respiratory Medicine, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Japan

Received April 16, 2010
Accepted December 10, 2010

We report a rare case of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia with subpleural curvilinear shadow. CT scan showed a patchy consolidation in the bilateral upper lungs. In addition, subpleural curvilinear shadow was found in the bilateral upper lungs. A bronchoalveolar lavage obtained from the right middle lobe showed 25 % eosinophils. Although very rare, we should therefore keep in mind that patients, who have patchy consolidation with areas of subpleural curvilinear shadow in the bilateral upper lungs, may have chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.


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