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Idiopathic eosinophilic endomyocarditis in the absence of peripheral eosinophilia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11908733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this case report we present two patients with unusual manifestations of eosinophilic endomyocarditis: A 69-year-old patient with a history of heart failure and ventricular fibrillation and a 16-year-old woman with ventricular fibrillation and an ECG indicating acute myocardial infarction had both normal blood eosinophil counts at the onset of symptoms. The absence of hypereosinophilia, therefore, does not exclude the presence of eosinophilic organ infiltration. Endomyocardial biopsy may be the only diagnostic procedure to identify necrotic eosinophilic endomyocarditis in patients with unexplained heart failure or ventricular fibrillation.
Authors:
Ute Priglinger; Johannes Drach; Robert Ullrich; Helmut Baumgartner; Kurt Huber; Gerald Maurer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leukemia & lymphoma     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1042-8194     ISO Abbreviation:  Leuk. Lymphoma     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-22     Completed Date:  2003-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007422     Medline TA:  Leuk Lymphoma     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, University of Vienna Medical School, Austria. ute.priglinger@univie.ac.at
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Aged
Endocarditis / complications,  diagnosis*
Eosinophilia / complications,  diagnosis*,  etiology
Female
Heart Failure / etiology
Humans
Male
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology

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