In India, in 1943, Weingarten110 described a syndrome which he designated tropical eosinophilia, and which was characterized by a peculiar asthmatic bronchitis and a high eosinophilic leukocytosis. At that time Weingarten had observed 81 cases during a period of nine years. Three years before, in 1940, Frimodt-Moller and Barton,41 working in a sanatorium in South India, had reported a similar syndrome which they called "a pseudotuberculous condition associated with eosinophilia." They had observed 175 cases in 15 years. Many other sporadic cases had been reported before, at least since 1923, when de Langen and Djamil59 in
COUTINHO A. TROPICAL EOSINOPHILIA: CLINICAL, THERAPEUTIC AND ETIOLOGIC CONSIDERATIONS. EXPERIMENTAL WORK1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:88–104. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-88
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