R. S. DÍAZ-RIVERA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; F. RAMOS-MORALES, M.D.; M. R. GARCÍA-PALMIERI, M.D.; Z. R. SOTOMAYOR, M.D.; A. A. CINTRÓN-RIVERA, M.D.
Loeffler's original description of the syndrome that bears his name1, 2 has been followed by numerous publications. Modalities and gradients of apparently the same syndrome, differing mainly in the extent and duration of the pulmonary infiltrations and the persistence of clinical manifestations, have been subjects for extensive speculation. These have been complicated by the numerous names and eponyms that have appeared in the literature, among others: tropical eosinophilia,3 acute febrile eosinophilic asthma,4 eosinophilic infiltration of the lungs,5 familial eosinophilia,6 eosinophilic asthma,7 Weingarten's syndrome,8 pseudotuberculosis of the lungs,9 benign eosinophil leukemia (Treu),10 pulmonary acariasis,11 eosinophilic lung,12 pulmonary eosinophiliosis,13 eosinophilia with splenomegaly,14
DÍAZ-RIVERA RS, RAMOS-MORALES F, GARCÍA-PALMIERI MR, SOTOMAYOR ZR, CINTRÓN-RIVERA AA. INFILTRATIVE EOSINOPHILIA12. Ann Intern Med. ;45:459–479. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-3-459
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(3):459-479.
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