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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2009;77(4): 508-511.
간접흡연 후 발생한 급성 호산구폐렴 1예
유경돈, 장 원, 홍진희, 이혁표, 최수전, 최상봉
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia caused by passive smoking
Kyung Don Yoo, Won Jang, Jin Hee Hong, Hyuk Pyo Lee, Soo Jeon Choi, Sang Bong Choi
ABSTRACT
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is characterized by eosinophilic infiltration in the lungs, respiratory distress, a rapid therapeutic response to corticosteroids, and the absence of relapse. Some cases of AEP are caused by infections, drugs, and inhaled antigens. Cigarette smoking is considered a probable cause of AEP, as AEP has developed soon after starting to smoke in some patients and a challenge with cigarette smoking was positive in some patients. All reported patients with cigarette smoking‐induced AEP were active smokers, while no case of AEP caused by passive smoking has been reported. We present a case of AEP presumed to have been caused by passive cigarette smoking. (Korean J Med 77:508-511, 2009)
Keywords: Eosinophilic pneumonia; Cigarette smoking; Passive smoking
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