KENDALL A. ELSOM, M.D.; FRANZ J. INGELFINGER, M.D.
The co-existence of extensive pneumonic infiltration, eosinophilia and immune reaction to Brucella abortus has been recently observed by us in two patients. The striking similarity of the clinical picture in these two cases suggests that the association of phenomena was not purely fortuitous, but that a common etiology exists. The syndrome was unfamiliar to us, and, so far as we can determine, has not hitherto been described. We believe it to be a manifestation of brucellosis, but only the recognition and study of similar cases will substantiate this assumption.
Case 1. S. K. L., a 29-year-old housewife, first
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ELSOM KA, INGELFINGER FJ. EOSINOPHILIA AND PNEUMONITIS IN CHRONIC BRUCELLOSIS; A REPORT OF TWO CASES(EOSINOPHILIA AND PNEUMONITIS IN CHRONIC BRUCELLOSIS; A REPORT OF TWO CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:995–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-5-995
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(5):995-1002.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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