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From an isolated right ventricular thrombus to the diagnosis of the hypereosinophilic syndrome

Authors
Journal
Journal of Cardiology Cases
1878-5409
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jccase.2011.03.002
Keywords
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Summary This case concerns a 58-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, and exertional dyspnea of one month's duration. On further evaluation peripheral eosinophilia was conspicuous and eosinophilic infiltration was found in the gastrointestinal system and bone marrow. Echocardiography showed an isolated right ventricular thrombus with tricuspid valve involvement. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging helped to confirm the diagnosis of cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome without requiring a cardiac biopsy.

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