Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia with Eosinophilic Leukemoid Reaction

Authors

1 PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.

2 1PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India.

3 Mahavir Vaatsalya Aspatal, India.

Abstract

A 7 year-old male presented with recurrent fever, cough and respiratory distress for over last 2 years. Based on extremely high eosinophil count, high Immunoglobulin E, increase in eosinophilic precursors in bone marrow, and positive antigen test for Wuchereria bancrofti, a diagnosis of Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia with Eosinophilic Leukemoid Reaction was made. Complete recovery was achieved with Diethylcarbamazine for 3 weeks. We are reporting this case as the first case of Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia with eosinophilic leukemoid reaction in a child.

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