Title

Metastatic Lung Adenocarcinoma Presenting with Hypereosinophilia.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-22-2018

Publication Title

Cureus

Abstract

Lung cancer is one of the most common malignancies in both male and female patients. It is classified into small cell lung cancers and non-small cell lung cancers. Lung adenocarcinoma is a subtype of non-small cell lung cancer and accounts for the highest prevalence of lung cancer. Eosinophils are white blood cells (WBCs) that originate from the granulocytic lineage. Hypereosinophilia is a rare condition characterized by an absolute eosinophil count (AEC) of more than 1500 cells/µL. This is different from eosinophilia, which is defined as an absolute eosinophil count of more than 500 cells/µL. Hypereosinophilia is associated with several conditions, including allergic disorders, helminth infections, rheumatologic disorders, and hematologic malignancies. Paraneoplastic eosinophilia is a rare finding in solid malignancies. Herein, we report the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with shortness of breath and chest pain and whose workup showed metastatic lung adenocarcinoma associated with hypereosinophilia in the absence of a primary bone marrow disorder.

PubMed ID

30148018

Volume

10

Issue

6

First Page

2866

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