A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with bilateral pleural effusions & recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces

Jae Min Shim, Jin Wook Moon, Sang Yun Hwang, Mi Young Do, Moo Suk Park, Jae Ho Chung, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Sung Kyu Kim, Sang Ho Cho, Se Kyu Kim

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Abstract

Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a disorder characterized by prolonged eosinophilia without an identifiable cause and eosinophil related tissue damage in multiple organs including heart, lung, skin, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and the nervous systems. Pulmonary involvement occurs in about 40% of HES cases, but pleural effusion due to pleuritis and bilateral pneumothoraces are very rare manifestations. We report a case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presented with bilateral pleural effusions and recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces in a 44 year-old male with brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-475
Number of pages6
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume57
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 1

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Keywords

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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Shim, J. M., Moon, J. W., Hwang, S. Y., Do, M. Y., Park, M. S., Chung, J. H., Kim, Y. S., Chang, J., Kim, S. K., Cho, S. H., & Kim, S. K. (2004). A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with bilateral pleural effusions & recurrent bilateral pneumothoraces. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 57(5), 470-475.