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How does eosinophilic pneumonia affect the body?

Eosinophilic pneumonia affects the body by increasing the number of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in the lungs. These eosinophils can then interfere with normal functioning of the lungs. In some cases, the number of eosinophils can be 10 or more times normal levels, clogging the lungs and creating breathing problems as well as other symptoms.

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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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Some resources for those with restrictive lung disease include the National Heart, Lung, and Blood I...
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What is the rate of incidence for restrictive lung disease?
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Restrictive lung disease is a term that can be applied to several types of specific lung conditions,...
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What is restrictive lung disease?
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Restrictive lung disease is any condition in which the elasticity of the lungs has been compromised....
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Is restrictive lung disease serious?
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Once restrictive lung disease develops, it is irreversible in most cases. Pulmonary fibrosis, which ...
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