Persisting hypereosinophilia and myocardial activity in the fibrotic stage of endomyocardial disease

A. Frustaci, A. K. Abdulla, G. Possati, U. Manzoli

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Abstract

An unusual case of endomyocardial fibrosis is reported complicating an idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Persisting hypereosinophilia, degranulated eosinophils in the blood, and myocardial activity have been found accompanying the fibrotic phase of endomyocardial disease. This occurrence supports the unitarian theory on tropical and temperature endomyocardial disease and suggests in such a condition the use of steroids or cytotoxic drugs in addition to surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-675
Number of pages2
JournalChest
Volume96
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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