The Consequences of Not Looking at the Eosinophil Count: Pulmonary Infiltrates and Eosinophilia Syndrome (PIE) Probably Caused by Ciprofloxacin
KeywordsCiprofloxacin, eosinophil count, pulmonary infiltrates.
Objectives: To describe a case of pulmonary infiltrates and eosinophilia (PIE syndrome) probably caused by ciprofloxacin.
Materials and methods: A 64-year-old woman was admitted to our department with suspected hospital-acquired pneumonia and treated with antibiotics. She had no symptoms but had peripheral eosinophilia. She had recently been given ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection.
Results: The patient spontaneously improved after exhaustive negative investigations.
Conclusion: We concluded that this patient had PIE syndrome probably caused by ciprofloxacin.
Issue: Vol 2 No 3 (2015) (view)