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Table 5 IAEP patient treatment and evolution

From: Idiopathic eosinophilic pneumonia in children: the French experience

Patient Treatment Evolution
Ventilatory support Corticosteroid treatment Total length of follow up Asthma Last spirometry Last CT scan
NIV MV ECMO paO2/FiO2 IVCS OCS start dose Total length Response     
1 _ 5 days _ 77 4 mg/kg/day prednisolone 2 mg/kg/day 3 months Total 3 years Yes Normal nd
10 months
1 week
7 days
2 few hours 9 days 4 days 45 6-4 mg/kg/day prednisone 2 mg/kg/day 48 days Total 9 months No D Normal
9 days
3 24 h before, 48 h after MV 2 days _ 50 10 mg/kg/day prednisolone 1 mg/kg/day 6 weeks Total 8 months No Normal (DLCO not done) Normal
3 days
  1. Footnote: NIV: noninvasive ventilation, MV: mechanical ventilation, ECMO: ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, IVCS: intravenous corticosteroid therapy, OCS: oral corticosteroid therapy, D: diffusion impairment.