Table 1—

Patient profiles for chronic eosinophilic pneumonia

CaseSexAgeDurationAsthmaRelapseBALFBALFPB
yrsweeksTCC ×105·ml−1Eo%Eo%
1M378++5.914.324.0
2M5028+14.218.33.3
3M7385.662.119.6
4M19216.371.112.0
5M588+5.836.533.1
6M7012+6.220.311.9
7M5212+10.222.636.8
8M6236+2.837.639.7
9M7547.127.318.4
10F3928++8.829.13.8
11F57344.450.02.0
Mean±sem53.8±5.112.7±3.211.6±3.535.5±5.618.6±4.0
  • M: male

  • F: female

  • BALF: bronchoalveolar lavage fluid

  • TCC: total cell count

  • Eo%: percentage of eosinophils

  • PB: peripheral blood

  • patients with eotaxin levels lower than 30 pg·ml−1

  • weeks before diagnosis