Eosinophilic endomyocarditis combined with pericardial and pleural effusion

Sung H. You, Soon Jun Hong, Chul Min Ahn, Do-Sun Lim

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Abstract

Eosinophilic endomyocarditis is a manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome, characterized by prolonged (>6 months), unexplained peripheral blood eosinophilia (> 1,500 cells/mm3) with end-organ damage in unknown causes. We report a case of a 42-year-old patient who developed eosinophilic endomyocarditis following upper respiratory tract symptoms for 2 months. Additionally, endomyocarditis was combined with massive pleural effusion and pericardial effusion, which have not been reported in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-547
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume39
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome, myocardiris
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pleural effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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