chronic eosinophilic pneumonia?

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   Posted 2/4/2015 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am trying to find anyone who knows about or has been diagnosed with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. From everything I have read it sometimes goes hand in hand with Lupus or RA. If you know anything about the condition I would greatly appreciate the help. thanks lynnlaurie

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   Posted 2/5/2015 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lynnlaurie. The only thing I know is that eosinophiles increase in the blood due to allergies and oddly, trichinosis (a rare pork parasite from poorly cooked pork). Oh, I also found if you ingest too much of the amino acid L-tryptophan and your body doesn't metabolize it normally it can lead to an autoimmune response. Best thing I can glean from all this is an allergic reaction that effects your lungs could possibly lead to pneumonia. Perhaps because one's immune system isn't strong enough to fight off the pneumonia, but I'm really reaching for this answer.... I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Love, Butterflake
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   Posted 2/16/2015 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynnlaurie -
May I ask how your doctor (pulmonologist?) came to your diagnosis. I have been suffering from persistent pnuemonia in the middle lobe of my right lung, of unkown origin. My pulmonologist is content with referring to to it as an "atypical infection," but I would really like to know EXACTLY what is in my lung, my body!
I'm sorry that I cannot help you, but I hope that you might be able to help me a bit. Thanks so much!
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