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Spontaneous liver rupture in hypereosinophilic syndrome: a rare but fatal complication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19998514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of spontaneous liver rupture in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES), of which the diagnosis was delayed, resulting in a fatal outcome. The diagnostic criteria and treatment of HES with hepatic involvement were reviewed. The possible cause of spontaneous liver rupture in HES and its management were also discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of spontaneous liver rupture in HES. We emphasized the need of a high index of suspicion in diagnosing HES, so that early treatment could be initiated.
Yue-Sun Cheung; Shun Wong; Philip Koon-Ngai Lam; Kit-Fai Lee; John Wong; Paul Bo-San Lai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  15     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-09     Completed Date:  2010-02-05     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5875-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Hypereosinophilic Syndrome* / complications,  diagnosis,  pathology
Liver / pathology*
Middle Aged
Rupture, Spontaneous* / diagnosis,  etiology,  mortality

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