Severe idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome

Gabriel T. Bosslet, Kenneth S. Knox, Aliya Noor

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Abstract

Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a systemic illness that usually presents with nonspecific symptoms. However, HES can be fatal, particularly when eosinophils infiltrate vital organs. We report a patient with HES who presented with a perforated viscus and sepsis-like syndrome and rapidly improved with drotrecogin-alfa and steroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Colon
  • Corticosteroids
  • Drotrecogin alfa
  • Eosinophil
  • Heart

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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