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5 Facts you should know about

Idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia (IAEP)

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IAEP can occur at any age but most commonly affects otherwise healthy individuals between 20 and 40 years of age

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Signs and symptoms may include fever, cough, fatigue, difficulty breathing (dyspnea), muscle pain, and chest pain

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IAEP can progress rapidly to acute respiratory failure

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Possible triggers of acute eosinophilic pneumonia include cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to dust and smoke, and certain medications

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Treatment with corticosteroids is effective in most cases

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