Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Associated with Simultaneous Intracardiac Thrombi, Cerebral Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Embolism


Buyuktas D., Eskazan A. E. , Borekci S., Umut S., Ongen Z. , Tuzuner N., ...More

INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.51, no.3, pp.309-313, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.2169/internalmedicine.51.6156
  • Journal Name: INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.309-313

Abstract

The hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a subcategory of idiopathic eosinophilia which is characterized by marked unexplained eosinophilia and evidence of tissue eosinophilia which leads to eosinophil-mediated organ damage. Cardiac and thromboembolic complications of HES are the common causes of mortality and morbidity. Here, we report a 54-year-old woman with HES who presented with simultaneously occurring cardiac thrombi, pulmonary embolism, and cerebrovascular thromboembolism.