Case Report

Imaging findings in a patient with eosinophilic pneumonia (Loffler's syndrome)

S. Andronikou, G. du Toit, M. Carrighal, A. Argent
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 9, No 1 | a94 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v9i1.94 | © 2005 S. Andronikou, G. du Toit, M. Carrighal, A. Argent | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 February 2005 | Published: 03 April 2005

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S. Andronikou, Department of Paediatric Radiology Red Cross Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa
G. du Toit, Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology Imperial College at St Mary’s Hospital, London, United Kingdom
M. Carrighal, Department of Paediatrics Red Cross Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa
A. Argent, Department of Paediatrics Red Cross Children’s Hospital and University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Löffler’s syndrome was initiallydescribed as a disorder characterisedby transient pulmonary infiltratesaccompanied by peripheral bloodeosinophilia in asymptomatic ormildly ill patients. Abnormal chestradiographic findings are said tooccur in 95% of patients but there areno descriptions of CT findings. Thereare many causes of this syndrome, butin developing countries the mostcommon presentation remains secondaryto the migratory larvae ofcommon intestinal helminths. Wepresent the clinical and radiologicalfeatures of a boy with clearly definedLöffler's syndrome due to larvalmigration.

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