The Consequences of Not Looking at the Eosinophil Count: Pulmonary Infiltrates and Eosinophilia Syndrome (PIE) Probably Caused by Ciprofloxacin

  • Martina Del Torre Clinica Medica, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medical Sciences (DISM), Hospital “Santa Maria della Misericordia”, Udine, Italy
  • Cristiano Vitale Clinica Medica, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medical Sciences (DISM), Hospital “Santa Maria della Misericordia”, Udine, Italy
  • Donato Caliandro Clinica Medica, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medical Sciences (DISM), Hospital “Santa Maria della Misericordia”, Udine, Italy

Keywords

Ciprofloxacin, eosinophil count, pulmonary infiltrates.

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2015-06-23

    Issue: Vol 2 No 3 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Del Torre, M., Vitale, C., & Caliandro, D. (2015). The Consequences of Not Looking at the Eosinophil Count: Pulmonary Infiltrates and Eosinophilia Syndrome (PIE) Probably Caused by Ciprofloxacin. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2015_000201