Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, January 11th, 2005
Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare disease characterized by a fever, respiratory failure and an infiltration of the lungs. Generally, patients with AEP present with respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Clinicians may initially confuse AEP with severe community-acquired pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) or both.
Severe pneumonia was previously reported from March through August 2003 among 19 U.S. military personnel who were deployed in support of...
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