A life-threatening presentation of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Francesco Musca, Edgardo Bonacina, Patrizia Pedrotti, Alberto Roghi, Arash Astaneh, Jan W. Schroeder, Sandra Nonini, Claudio F. Russo, Fabrizio Oliva, Maria Frigerio

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Abstract

Necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis (NEM) is a life-threatening condition that needs rapid diagnosis by endomyocardial biopsy and hemodynamic support usually by mechanical circulatory systems. We present the case of a 25-year-old Caucasian man who developed a refractory cardiogenic shock due to a NEM that was supported with a peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation associated with intravenous steroids and recovered after 2 weeks. Further instrumental investigations lead to the final diagnosis of NEM as first presentation of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Churg–Strauss syndrome), remarking the importance of identifying the systemic disorder that usually triggers the eosinophilic damage of the myocardium.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 7 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Ammirati, E., Cipriani, M., Musca, F., Bonacina, E., Pedrotti, P., Roghi, A., Astaneh, A., Schroeder, J. W., Nonini, S., Russo, C. F., Oliva, F., & Frigerio, M. (Accepted/In press). A life-threatening presentation of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. https://doi.org/10.2459/JCM.0000000000000330