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.
- Bronchoalveolar lavage
- Drotrecogin alfa
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine