Eosinophilic infiltrates in a pulmonary allograft: A case and review of the literature

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Abstract

An unusual case of peribronchial eosinophilic infiltrates associated with peripheral blood eosinophilia in a lung transplant patient is described. The role that eosinophils play in lung allograft rejection is reviewed. Tissue eosinophils have been associated with acute pulmonary allograft rejection. Although, eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) have been observed in allograft rejection, this relationship is less well defined. The role of eosinophils in the pathophysiology of allograft rejection is unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-695
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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