Cocaine-induced fatal acute eosinophilic pneumonia: a case report

WMJ. 2007 Apr;106(2):92-5.


We present a case of fatal acute eosinophilic pneumonia clinically simulating acute respiratory distress syndrome in a 32-year-old man. Clinical, radiographic, and histologic features of this entity are discussed along with a review of the literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Cocaine / poisoning*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia / chemically induced*
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia / diagnosis
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / diagnosis


  • Cocaine