WILLIAM TSCHUMY JR., M.D.
Recent reviews1, 2, 3 have emphasized the numerous and varied agents which may be responsible for the clinical syndrome of pulmonary infiltration with peripheral blood eosinophilia. It has become increasingly apparent that, in spite of the multiple causes, the basic pathogenesis probably represents a hypersensitivity reaction to various antigens to which the pulmonary tissues may be exposed. A review of the literature has failed to reveal a previously reported case following inhalation of smoke fumes. The present case demonstrates certain features suggesting a delayed allergic inflammatory reaction in the pulmonary interstitial tissues.
A 40 year old white fireman
WILLIAM TSCHUMY. PULMONARY INFILTRATION WITH EOSINOPHILIA (LÖFFLER'S SYNDROME) DUE TO SMOKE INHALATION: REPORT OF A CASE AND COMMENT ON PATHOGENESIS(PULMONARY INFILTRATION WITH EOSINOPHILIA (LÖFFLER'S SYNDROME) DUE TO SMOKE INHALATION: REPORT OF A CASE AND COMMENT ON PATHOGENESIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:665–672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-665
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