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Hypereosinophilic syndrome secondary to strongyloides infection: a case of recurrent asthma exacerbations.

Authors
  • Khan, Waseem Asrar
  • Santhanakrishnan, Karthik
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009587
PMID: 23964035
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a disease characterised by a persistently elevated eosinophil count. The syndrome can be reactive to infections, autoimmune disease, cancers, etc. Multiple organ involvement can occur including cardiomyopathies, pulmonary involvement and neuropathies. We describe a case of a patient who presented with signs and symptoms of asthma with recurrent asthma exacerbations, but in fact proved to be hypereosinophilic syndrome secondary to strongyloides infection.

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