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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-76

A Rare Case of Dapsone Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia without Peripheral Eosinophilia

1 Department of Thoracic Medicine, Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Thoracic Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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P P Ramkumar
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Villupuram Medical College, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/WKMP-0215.309243

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Eosinophilic lung diseases are a diverse group of pulmonary disorders which may result from different etiologies, including drug treatment. Dapsone, a sulfone drug useful for treating wide variety of infectious and inflammatory dermatological conditions including leprosy, has been described as a possible cause of eosinophilic lung diseases. We report a 40 year old female patient with leprosy who presented with respiratory symptoms and pulmonary infiltrates and was diagnosed as suffering from eosinophilic pneumonia which was managed successfully.

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