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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2014 pp 25-26
Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia – A Rare Presentation of a Common Disease in Tropics
Venkateshwarlu Nandyala1, Gandiah P.2, Indira G.3, Anand Gopal Reddy P.4
1,3Professor, 2Professor and HOD, 4PG Student
Department of Internal Medicine, SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia is one of the many pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia. We are presenting a case with features of lung abscess in left lung field. The diagnosis was suspected and proved retrospectively after successful treatment with diethyl carbamazine (DEC). There was an elevation of gamma-glutaryl transpeptidase levels in our case, which may have a role in pulmonary infiltrates in tropical eosinophilia.