Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia in an 11-Year-Old Boy

Document Type: Case Report(s)

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Abstract

Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is a rare and serious disease mostly encountered in female asthmatic patients in their fifth decade of life and rarely in children.  Herein, we describe an 11-year-old boy presenting with clubbing of fingers and post-exertional cough without asthma and peripheral eosinophilia.  He had had a restrictive pattern in his pulmonary function test that showed a dramatic response to corticosteroid therapy.