Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

A rare case of Loeffler endocarditis associated with eosinophilic granuloma-tosis with polyangiitis

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №4 Pages: 823-828
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Case report
Authors: Skryabina E.N., Safonova V.N., Agareva Т.А.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare disease that affects small and medium-sized blood vessels of different organs, characterized by asthma, prominent peripheral blood eosinophilia. Cardiac involvement was reported in 20-50% and it is the major cause of mortality. A case of EGPA in a 43-year-old female, who had endocarditis, associated with thrombus formation in left ventricle, thromboembolic syndrome and recurrent stroke has been reported. The described case has showed that it is of crucial importance to perform the full cardiac imaging even in asymptomatic patients with suspected EGPA. The early identification of cardiac involvement may lead to better prognosis.

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