PAUL H. MORTON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CARL C. JONES
Several articles and case reports have recently appeared in the literature concerning this disease which was first described in 1919,5 and was given the name tropical eosinophilia by Weingarten1 who in 1943 reported 81 cases. Since then all reported cases have been successfully treated with organic arsenical drugs.
The disease is characterized by lassitude, fever, anorexia, weight loss, and cough. The latter occurs characteristically in the early morning hours between 1 and 5 a.m. and is accompanied by asthmatic wheezing. Later dyspnea and orthopnea develop. A marked eosinophilia is present, sometimes reaching as high as 70 to 80 per cent,
MORTON PH, JONES CC. TROPICAL EOSINOPHILIA WITH REPORT OF A CASE TREATED WITH PENICILLIN1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:1112–1118. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1112
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1112-1118.
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