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Title: Minocycline induced eosinophilic pneumonia: case report and review of literature
Authors: Klerkx, S ×
Pat, K
Wuyts, Wim #
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:64 issue:4 pages:349-354
Abstract: A 51-year-old woman with eosinophilic pneumonia due to minocycline is described and a review of available literature is added. Until now, only 49 cases have been described, mainly in the Japanese population. Minocycline induced eosinophilic pneumonia is probably underreported and even underdiagnosed. This case highlights the importance of careful history taking, especially the use of drugs. Relatively safe drugs (like minocycline) can cause serious adverse events. On presentation, the disease mimics an infectious pneumonia. Peripheral eosinophilia can occur but isn't obligatory. A bronchoalveolar lavage may provide the first (and sometimes only) sign of eosinophilic lung disease. Withdrawal of minocycline is often enough although sometimes corticosteroids are needed. In general, prognosis is good when the diagnosis is made on time.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pneumology
× corresponding author
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