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Pulmonary Disease

Answer 2
  1. Diethylcarbamazine. The patient has TPE, which is a parasitic disease treated with diethylcarbamazine; a favorable response is often considered the final criterion in diagnosis.1 Corticosteroids and antifungal agents would not be an effective cure for this disease.1-3

    1. Ong RK, Doyle RL. Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia. Chest 1998;113:1673-9.
    2. Udwadia FE. Tropical eosinophilia: a review. Respir Med 1993;87:17-21.
    3. Saukkonen JJ. Pulmonary eosinophilia. eMedicine [serial online] 2002. Available at http://www.emedicine.com/MED/topic1959.htm. Accessed 2 Jan 2003.

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