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Loeffler's syndrome

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noun Loef·fler's syndrome \ˈlef-lərz-\

Medical Definition of Loeffler's syndrome

  1. :  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

Biographical Note for loeffler's syndrome

Löffler

\ˈlœf-lər\play ,

Wilhelm

(1887–1972), Swiss physician. Löffler first described Loeffler's syndrome in 1932.


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