Severe idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome

Gabriel 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 - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Viscera
Eosinophils
Steroids
Therapeutics

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Severe idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. / Bosslet, Gabriel; Knox, Kenneth S.; Noor, Aliya.

In: Respiratory Medicine CME, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2008, p. 100-102.

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Bosslet, Gabriel ; Knox, Kenneth S. ; Noor, Aliya. / Severe idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. In: Respiratory Medicine CME. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 2. pp. 100-102.
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