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A case of eosinophilic
pneumonia simultaneously diagnosed in a patient and a tame cat: a case report
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia is
an idiopathic disorder of unknown etiology. Corticosteroid treatment provides a
good response but recurrence frequently occurs after tapering of
corticosteroid. Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia occurs predominantly in
middle-aged women and non-cigarette smokers, which leads to the speculation
that environmental antigens, particularly in the home, contribute to the
A 66-year-old Japanese woman was
given a diagnosis of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia for 8 years and was treated
with prednisone. She developed respiratory symptoms again with tapering of
prednisone (10mg/day). A chest radiograph revealed patchy shadows in her
bilateral upper lung fields, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed marked
eosinophilia. Based on negative findings for other causes of eosinophilia, the
diagnosis of the recurrence of chronic eosinophilic pneumonia was established.
She was treated with prednisone (20mg/day), which demonstrated rapid
improvement. Around the same time, her tame cat developed oral breathing,
tachypnea and peripheral eosinophilia. Chest radiography of the cat revealed
ground-glass opacity in its bilateral upper lung fields. Eosinophilic pneumonia
was also diagnosed in the cat that was treated by prednisone (3mg/day). Since
eosinophilic pneumonia was diagnosed simultaneously in the patient and her tame
cat, it can be suggested that inhaled environmental antigens in the home caused
the eosinophilic pneumonia. After moving out of her home, she and the cat had
no recurrence of eosinophilic pneumonia.
Although chronic eosinophilic
pneumonia is an idiopathic disorder of unknown etiology, our case suggests that
inhaled environmental antigens in the home may be associated with the causes of
chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. A pet’s disease may give us an important clue
for the therapeutic approach of the owner’s disease.
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