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eosinophilic endomyocarditis

Friday 26 January 2007

Synopsis

Etiology

- drug toxicity
- parasitic infections

  • Trichina
  • Toxocara canis

- Loffler endocarditis
- hypereosinophilic diseases

- eosinophilic leukemia

  • acute eosinophilic leukemia
  • chronic eosinophilic leukemia

- Balint syndrome (optic ataxia and paralysis of visual fixation)
- idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome
- Churg-Strauss syndrome
- post-irradiated thyroid carcinoma
- Hodgkin disease
- viral infections
- eosinophilic leukemoid reaction

  • metastazing melanoma with thrombotic eosinophilic parietal endocarditis

- idiopathic eosinophilic endomyocarditis (IEEM)

Associations

- sudden death (16211450)

Types

- neonatal eosinophilic endomyocarditis
- idiopathic eosinophilic endomyocarditis

References

- Krous HF, Haas E, Chadwick AE, Wagner GN. Sudden death in a neonate with idiopathic eosinophilic endomyocarditis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2005 Sep-Oct;8(5):587-92. PMID: 16211450

- Smith JW. Hypoplastic right ventricle with eosinophilic endomyocarditis and patent foramen ovale. West J Med. 1978 Jul;129(1):64-7. PMID: 685268