Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine| Volume 64, ISSUE 4, P502-505, April 2023

Download started.


Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia Presenting as Altered Mental Status

      Acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) is a rare but serious lung disease that can cause severe respiratory compromise. We present a case of AEP with its classic radiographic appearance.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Journal of Emergency Medicine
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Gray DA
        • Wenzel M
        More than a pore: a current perspective on the in vivo mode of action of the lipopeptide antibiotic daptomycin.
        Antibiotics (Basel). 2020; 9: 17
        • Uppal P
        • LaPlante KL
        • Gaitanis MM
        • Jankowich MD
        • Ward KE
        Daptomycin-induced eosinophilic pneumonia - a systematic review.
        Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2016; 5: 55
        • De Giacomi F
        • Vassallo R
        • Yi ES
        • Ryu JH
        Acute eosinophilic pneumonia. Causes, diagnosis, and management.
        Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018; 197: 728-736
        • Bartal C
        • Sagy I
        • Barski L
        Drug-induced eosinophilic pneumonia: a review of 196 case reports.
        Medicine (Baltimore). 2018; 97: e9688
        • Uchiyama H
        • Suda T
        • Nakamura Y
        • et al.
        Alterations in smoking habits are associated with acute eosinophilic pneumonia.
        Chest. 2008; 133: 1174-1180
        • Harne PS
        • Rao S
        • Malik M
        • Shepherd Z
        Acute eosinophilic pneumonia secondary to menthol cigarette use: a rare phenomenon with a review of literature.
        J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2020; 82324709620925978
        • Chaaban T
        Acute eosinophilic pneumonia associated with non-cigarette smoking products: a systematic review.
        Adv Respir Med. 2020; 88: 142-146
        • Spaulding KH
        • Ng PC
        • April MD
        Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia: A rare cause of hypoxic respiratory failure.
        Am J Emerg Med. 2019; 37 (e1–3): 2264
        • Liu J
        • Shen Z
        • Tian B
        • Zhang T
        • Zhang C
        Acute eosinophilic pneumonia with sepsis-like symptoms of arthralgia, joint stiffness and lymph node enlargement: a case report.
        Respir Med Case Rep. 2020; 30101072
        • Suzuki Y
        • Suda T
        Eosinophilic pneumonia: a review of the previous literature, causes, diagnosis, and management.
        Allergol Int. 2019; 68: 413-419
        • Philit F
        • Etienne-Mastroïanni B
        • Parrot A
        • et al.
        Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia: a study of 22 patients.
        Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002; 166: 1235-1239
        • Pope-Harman AL
        • Davis WB
        • Allen ED
        • Christoforidis AJ
        • Allen JN
        Acute eosinophilic pneumonia. A summary of 15 cases and review of the literature.
        Medicine (Baltimore). 1996; 75: 334-342
        • Rhee CK
        • Min KH
        • Yim NY
        • et al.
        Clinical characteristics and corticosteroid treatment of acute eosinophilic pneumonia.
        Eur Respir J. 2013; 41: 402-409