Hong Kong Med J 1995;1:150-2 | Number 2, June 1995
Fulminant idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome
FH Ng, HL Kong, WF Ng, KY Lam, CC Chan, CM Chang
Department of Medicine, Ruttonjee Hospital, 266 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong
We report a patient with rapidly fatal idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with tetraparesis and acute congestive heart failure. Post-mortem examination showed extensive myocardial necrosis but no pathology in the brain. The possible mechanisms leading to organ damage and the treatment of this condition are discussed.
Key words: Eosinophilia; General paralysis; Congestive heart failure; Myocarditis
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