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Acute eosinophilic myocarditis with dramatic response to steroid therapy: the central role of echocardiography in diagnosis and follow-up.
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PMID:  23914033     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute eosinophilic myocarditis is a rare cause of acute heart failure. We present the case of a 32-year-old woman who had presumptive eosinophilic myocarditis as part of a generalized hypersensitivity reaction (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms [DRESS] syndrome) that exhibited a dramatic response to steroid therapy. We highlight the central role of 2-dimensional and tissue-Doppler echocardiography in the diagnosis of myocarditis and the serial evaluation of left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in this setting.
Authors:
Manuela Eppenberger; Dietrich Hack; Peter Ammann; Hans Rickli; Micha T Maeder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Division, Kantonsspital, CH-9007 St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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