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Loeffler endocarditis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I42.3
ICD-9 421.0
DiseasesDB 4291
eMedicine med/1318
MeSH D017681

Loeffler endocarditis, a form of endocarditis, is a form of hypereosinophilic syndrome.[1]

It is a restricive cardiomyopathy characterized eosinophilia and eosinophilic penetration leading to the fibrotic thickening of portions of the heart (similar to that of endomyocardial fibrosis) and commonly has large mural thrombi. Common symptoms include edema and breathlessness. It is commonly found in temperate climates, and is rapidly fatal.

Eponym

It is named for Wilhelm Löffler.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Kleinfeldt T, Ince H, Nienaber CA (April 2009). "Hypereosinophilic Syndrome: A rare case of Loeffler's endocarditis documented in cardiac MRI". Int. J. Cardiol.. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.03.059. PMID 19375183. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0167-5273(09)00326-X.  
  2. ^ synd/582 at Who Named It?
  3. ^ W. Löffler. Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica mit Bluteosinophilie. Ein eigenartiges Krankheitsbild. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1936, 66: 817-820.
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