Loeffler's syndrome

noun
Loef·​fler's syndrome | \ ˈlef-lərz- How to pronounce Loeffler's syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Loeffler's syndrome

: a mild pneumonitis that is marked by eosinophilia and transitory pulmonary infiltrates and usually occurs as an allergic reaction to drugs or parasitic infection

called also Loeffler's pneumonia

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“Loeffler's syndrome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Loeffler's%20syndrome. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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