Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2011, Vol 9, Num, 1     (Pages: 044-050)

Lung, skin and heart involvement in a case with hypereosinophilic syndrome

Metin KEREN 1, Kurtuluş AKSU 1, Evrim ÇİFTÇİ 2, Emel KURT 1,

1 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Allerji Bilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye
2 Eskişehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Eskişehir, Türkiye

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Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder characterized by eosinophilia ≥ 1500/mm3 at complete blood count (CBC) for more than six months, exclusion of other hypereosinophilic etiologies like parasitic infections, allergic conditions and the presence of signs and sypyoms of major organ involvement. Here we present a patient with HES with the involvement of skin and lung and, unexpectedly, involvement of heart while on steroid theraphy.

Keywords : Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, endocarditis, Loeffler`s, granuloma, eosinophilic