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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 80-82
Clinico-Pathologic Conferences

A Pneumonia That Will Not Go Away

Khaled R Khasawneh,1 Tashfeen Mahmood,2 Ruba A Halloush,3 and Faisal A Khasawneh4

1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Indiana, USA
3Amarillo Pathology Group, Amarillo, USA
4Section of Critical Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, Texas, USA

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Pneumonia is a common diagnosis with significant morbidity and mortality. However, pneumonia is a commonly overdiagnosed entity, with many similar-appearing conditions. A young, previously healthy woman was misdiagnosed with a variety of respiratory tract infections over the course of five months before establishing the correct diagnosis – chronic eosinophilic pneumonia.