Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome with Löeffler's endocarditis

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Abstract

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), or Löeffler's endocarditis, is a heterogenous group of disorders marked by the sustained overproduction of eosinophils involving different organ systems. Cardiac involvement, recognized as endocardial thickening and left ventricular (LV) mural thrombi, is the major cause for morbidity and mortality. Herein, we present a case with idiopathic HES complicated with severe cardiac involvement, who was treated successfully with corticosteroids. Echocardiography is pivotal in diagnosis and follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Ultrasound
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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