Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2018, Vol 16, Num, 2     (Pages: 112-117)

Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis and Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia: Similarities and Differences

Reyhan GÜMÜŞBURUN 1, Dilşad MUNGAN 1, Oya KAYACAN 2, Sibel PERÇINEL 3, Sevim BAVBEK 1,

1 Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İmmünoloji ve Allerji Hastalıkları Bilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
3 Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tıbbi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye

DOI: 10.21911/aai.337
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Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) are rare diseases. It has been reported that EGPA is an advanced stage of CEP and that EGPA develops subsequently in half of the CEP patients. In this context, two cases diagnosed with CEP and EGPA are presented with emphasis on their similarities and differences.

Keywords : Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP), eosinophilic lung diseases