Title
Excessive eosinophilia as paraneoplastic syndrome in a patient with non-small-cell lung carcinoma : a case report and review of the literature
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Leuven ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Acta clinica Belgica. - Leuven, 1946 - 1997
Volume/pages
66(2011) :4 , p. 293-297
ISSN
0001-5512
ISI
000295022700008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Hypereosinophilia is a phenomenon which is associated with a broad variety of allergic, infectious, paraneoplastic and systemic diseases. Depending on the aetiology, these disorders differ in severity from self-limiting to life-threatening. Although it is well known that hypereosinophilia can occur in association with a solid tumour, exact numbers of incidence are lacking. We describe a patient with respiratory insufficiency and an elevated level of eosinophils in the peripheral blood. A diagnostic work-up revealed the presence of a disseminated non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung; an association not frequently described.
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