JOHN C. HAM, M.D.; WALTER T. ZIMDAHL, M.D.
In the past several years reports have appeared in the American literature on patients with pulmonary infiltration accompanied by blood eosinophilia. In 1932 Loeffler1 first described a syndrome characterized by these two signs. By 1940, 1052 cases had been reported in the literature, 51 of these by Loeffler.3 Most of the cases since then have come from the central European area. In 1945, Miller4 reported one case and could find but four similar cases reported2, 5, 6, 7 in this country. More and more attention has been given recently to pulmonary infiltrations with blood eosinophilia, climaxed by an editorial in
HAM JC, ZIMDAHL WT. LOEFFLER'S SYNDROME AND PULMONARY INFILTRATIONS ACCOMPANIED BY PERIPHERAL EOSINOPHILIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:488–509. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-3-488
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(3):488-509.
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