Löffler (Loeffler) syndrome is a transient, self-limiting, and benign pulmonary eosinophilia, characterised by pulmonary opacities on X-ray, elevated blood eosinophils and an acute onset of potential symptoms of mainly cough and dyspnoea.
Wilhelm Löffler (1887 – 1972) was a Swiss physician. Löffler is eponymously associated with two clinical manifestations of eosinophilia which he described: transient pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia (Löffler syndrome, 1932) and endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica (Löffler endocarditis, 1936).
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