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Hypereosinophilia as a paraneoplastic phenomenon in non-small cell lung carcinoma

Lamla Nqwata, M L Wong, R D Mohanlal, A B Lakha

Abstract


Hypereosinophilia is a rare paraneoplastic nding in malignant disease, particularly lung cancer. When it occurs, it is usually indicative of
metastatic disease. We describe a 52-year-old male patient with paraneoplastic hypereosinophilia associated with primary adenocarcinoma
of the right lower lobe and extensive metastatic disease.


Authors' affiliations

Lamla Nqwata, Division of Pulmonology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

M L Wong, Division of Pulmonology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

R D Mohanlal, Department of Anatomical Pathology, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand; and National Health Laboratory Services, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa

A B Lakha, Division of Clinical Haematology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Keywords

Hypereosinophilia

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2015;21(4):108-109. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2015.v21i4.38

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Date submitted: 2015-11-05
Date published: 2015-12-04

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