This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Loffler's syndrome

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Loeffler's syndrome is a transient pulmonary reaction with nodular or reticular shadowing (diffuse, fanshaped shadowing) on chest radiology and eosinophilia. It must be contrasted with the similar but chronic clinical picture of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

It is probably the result of a transient allergic reaction in the alveoli. Ascaris lumbricoides, other parasites, and a range of drugs have been implicated.

The patient presents with a general slight fever and cough that last for less than 2 weeks.

Treatment should aim to eradicate the parasite if it is present, or to stop the triggering drug. Otherwise, there is no specific treatment as the disease is self-limiting.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.

The content herein is provided for informational purposes and does not replace the need to apply professional clinical judgement when diagnosing or treating any medical condition. A licensed medical practitioner should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.


Copyright 2024 Oxbridge Solutions Limited, a subsidiary of OmniaMed Communications Limited. All rights reserved. Any distribution or duplication of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Oxbridge Solutions receives funding from advertising but maintains editorial independence.