Feb 28, 2013 · Acute eosinophilic pneumonia is a severe and rapidly progressive lung disease that can cause fatal respiratory failure. Since this disease exhibits totally different clinical features to other eosinophilic lung diseases (ELD), it is not difficult to distinguish it among other ELDs.Cited by: 12. AEP is different from chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP), which is marked by slower progression, lack of progression to acute respiratory failure, frequent relapses and is often associated with asthma. For more information on CEP, choose "chronic eosinophilic pneumonia" as your search term in the NORD Rare Disease Database.
Eosinophilic pneumonia is a disease in which an eosinophil, a type of white blood cell, accumulates in the lungs.These cells cause disruption of the normal air spaces where oxygen is extracted from the atmosphere.Several different kinds of eosinophilic pneumonia exist and can occur in any age group.Specialty: Respirology. Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an idiopathic condition not due to a known infectious or toxic etiology in which eosinophils infiltrate the pulmonary parenchyma and cause symptoms of dyspnea, cough, and hypoxemia of varying severity.
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an idiopathic disorder characterized by an abnormal and marked accumulation of eosinophils in the interstitium and alveolar spaces of the lung. The clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia will be reviewed here. Acute eosinophilic pneumonia progresses quickly. It may cause fever, chest pain worsened by deep breathing, shortness of breath, cough, and a general feeling of illness. The level of oxygen in the blood can decrease severely, and acute eosinophilic pneumonia can progress to acute respiratory failure in a few hours or days if not treated.