Document Detail

Endomyocardial fibrosis in Churg-Strauss syndrome assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16516704     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Peter Alter; Bernhard Maisch
Related Documents :
9649664 - Sweet's syndrome associated with cutaneous t cell lymphoma.
14734904 - Fdg pet utility in paraneoplastic sweet syndrome.
2391954 - Eosinophilia, myopathy, and neuropathy in a patient with repeated use of l-tryptophan.
3132964 - Hypereosinophilic syndrome human eosinophil degranulation induced by soluble and partic...
19326294 - Association between severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, erectile dysfunction and ...
3950504 - The use of acyclovir in ramsay hunt syndrome.
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    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Drug Therapy, Combination
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Treatment Outcome
Triamcinolone / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 124-94-7/Triamcinolone; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Auscultatory bedside tests for thoracic aortic disease.
Next Document:  Gas exchange detection of right-to-left shunt in dyspneic patients: report of three cases.