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J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2010 Mar;18(1):21-4. doi: 10.4250/jcu.2010.18.1.21. Epub 2010 Mar 31.

A Case of Loeffler's Endocarditis Associated with Churg-Strauss Syndrome.

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Department of Cardiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Loeffler's endocarditis is generally caused by hypereosinophilic syndrome. It is a restrictive cardiomyopathy characterized with eosinophilia and eosionophilic penetration leading to the fibrous thickening of endocardium of both ventricles, apical obliteration and heart failure. We report a case of a 23-year-old male with Loeffler's endocarditis caused by Churg-Strauss syndrome. The echocardiogram showed that biventricular failure with large thrombus in left ventricle. His symptoms and typical echocardiographic findings markedly improved within 2 months after treatment for Churg-Strauss syndrome.

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Churg-Strauss syndrome; Loeffler's endocarditis

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