Pulmonary eosinophilia following lung transplantation for sarcoidosis in two patients

Susan G. Gerhardt, Rubin M. Tuder, Reda E. Girgis, Stephen C. Yang, John V. Conte, Jonathan B. Orens

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Abstract

Pulmonary eosinophilia is an uncommon problem in lung transplant recipients. We report the unique occurrence of two cases of pulmonary eosinophilia in pulmonary allografts for sarcoidosis. Both patients rapidly acquired bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after resolution of pulmonary eosinophilia. It is known that peripheral eosinophilia is a marker for pulmonary allograft rejection, but its potential in the pathogenesis of BOS is unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalCHEST
Volume123
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Eosinophilic pneumonia
  • Lung transplantation
  • Sarcoidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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