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Endomyocardial fibrosis in Churg-Strauss syndrome assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16516704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac involvement frequently occurs in hypereosinophilic syndrome. The endocardium seems to be most susceptible to disturbances deriving from eosinophilia as seen in Loeffler's endocarditis. Hypereosinophilia and cardiac involvement are also seen in Churg-Strauss syndrome. The present report deals with a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome who exhibited marked endomyocardial fibrosis that was visualized by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Loeffler's endocarditis is the classical endocardial manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome. Similarities between Loeffler and Churg-Strauss syndromes had been described previously. Potentially, endocardial involvement is more common even in Churg-Strauss syndrome than expected so far. The significance of these findings remains to be shown.
Authors:
Peter Alter; Bernhard Maisch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-06     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Drug Therapy, Combination
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Male
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Triamcinolone / therapeutic use
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 124-94-7/Triamcinolone; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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