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Article: Ascaris-induced eosinophilic pneumonitis in an HIV-infected patient

TitleAscaris-induced eosinophilic pneumonitis in an HIV-infected patient
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Issue Date2007
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://jcp.bmjjournals.com/
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Journal Of Clinical Pathology, 2007, v. 60 n. 2, p. 202-203 How to Cite?
AbstractA case of Ascaris-induced eosinophilic pneumonitis in an HIV-infected patient is described. Owing to his HIV status and the absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia on admission, the initial diagnosis was incorrect until the passage of two worms in his stool. The patient developed eosinophilia subsequently, and examination of his sputum also showed increased eosinophils. The patient gradually improved with inhaled bronchodilators, steroid and mebendazole. As peripheral blood eosinophilia may be transient and the larval migration phase occurs before eggs are present in stool, a high index of suspicion is required in making the diagnosis of Ascaris pneumonitis. Examination of sputum for larvae or increased eosinophils should be performed in patients suspected of having pulmonary infiltrates from endemic areas irrespective of peripheral blood eosinophil counts.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/45164
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.260
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dc.contributor.authorLau, SKPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, PCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, ESKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:18:47Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:18:47Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
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dc.description.abstractA case of Ascaris-induced eosinophilic pneumonitis in an HIV-infected patient is described. Owing to his HIV status and the absence of peripheral blood eosinophilia on admission, the initial diagnosis was incorrect until the passage of two worms in his stool. The patient developed eosinophilia subsequently, and examination of his sputum also showed increased eosinophils. The patient gradually improved with inhaled bronchodilators, steroid and mebendazole. As peripheral blood eosinophilia may be transient and the larval migration phase occurs before eggs are present in stool, a high index of suspicion is required in making the diagnosis of Ascaris pneumonitis. Examination of sputum for larvae or increased eosinophils should be performed in patients suspected of having pulmonary infiltrates from endemic areas irrespective of peripheral blood eosinophil counts.en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Clinical Pathology. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
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dc.subject.meshAIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshAscariasis - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshLung Diseases, Parasitic - diagnosisen_HK
dc.subject.meshPulmonary Eosinophilia - diagnosis - parasitologyen_HK
dc.titleAscaris-induced eosinophilic pneumonitis in an HIV-infected patienten_HK
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