Possible Causes for Löffler's Syndrome in USA

  • Hookworm Infection
    Löffler's Syndrome

    As nematodes migrate to the lungs, cough, wheezing and exertion dyspnea appear; if symptoms are severe and accompanied by pleurisy, hemoptysis, and low fever, Löffler syndrome[1]

  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) are a collection of disorders defined by persistent and significantly elevated levels of eosinophils in the blood, in addition to evidence of direct damage to at least one organ. The increase in the eosinophilic count should not be a result of other definitive causes…[2]

  • Pulmonary Edema
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Pulmonary edema is a clinical term that refers to the abnormal buildup of fluids within the lung tissues that causes physiological disturbances to the patient. Patients usually present with severe left sided heart failure with pulmonary hypertension and alveolar flooding in the lungs. Pulmonary edema from different…[3]

  • Crack Lung
    Löffler's Syndrome
  • Gnathostomiasis
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Gnathostomiasis (also known as larva migrans profundus) is the human infection caused by the nematode (roundworm) Gnathostoma spinigerum and/or Gnathostoma hispidum, which infects vertebrates. The following are commonly used terms when referring to gnathostomiasis Gnathostoma Larva migrans profundus Nodular…[4]

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Extrinsic allergic alveolotis (EAA), also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis, results from the inhalation of an antigen in previously sensitized patients. Extrinsic allergic alveolitis presents with a variety of systemic and respiratory symptoms irrespective of the inciting antigen. The symptoms tend to occur about 4…[5]

  • Endomyocardial Fibrosis
    Löffler's Syndrome
  • Strongyloides Stercoralis
    Löffler's Syndrome
  • Atopy
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Atopy or atopic syndrome refers to the genetic predisposition to develop hypersensitivity reactions to allergens. Atopy is characterized by allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. Allergic shiners or dark circles under the eyes and nasal crease across the lower half of the bridge are very common features…[6]

  • Ascariasis
    Löffler's Syndrome

    Ascariasis is the most common intestinal helminthic (parasitic worm) infection in humans caused by a nematode, Ascaris lumbricoides (Ascaris), that very rarely also infects the hepatobiliary system or pancreas. In the early stages of ascariasis, pulmonary symptoms including cough, dyspnea, wheezing, rales, tachypnea…[7]

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  1. Hookworm Infection, Symptoma
  2. Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, Symptoma
  3. Pulmonary Edema, Symptoma
  4. Wikipedia: Gnathostomiasis, CC-BY-SA-3.0
  5. Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis, Symptoma
  6. Atopy, Symptoma
  7. Ascariasis, Symptoma