Eosinophilic endocarditis, also known as Loeffler endocarditis, is one of the cardiac manifestations of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. It also considered a form of cardiomyopathy Loffler (Loeffler) Syndrome. There are bilateral peripheral infiltrates in the upper lung fields. This has been called the reverse pulmonary edema sign
The most characteristic and consistent findings associated with Löffer's syndrome are the transitory pulmonary densities found on repeated x-ray examinations of the chest LOEFFLER'S SYNDROME is characterized by migrating lung infiltrates and by eosinophilia.1 The diagnosis is based on the radiographic picture and the presence of eosinophilia. The pulmonary infiltration may be unilateral or bilateral and may be located in any part of the lung. The percentage of.. Chest CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of Löffler syndrome. Findings on CT scan suggestive of Löffler syndrome include areas of ground-glass opacity (halo) around consolidation, nodule s, and dilated airways within the lesion
SPE, or Loeffler syndrome, was originally reported as a benign AEP of unknown cause characterized by migrating pulmonary opacities, increased peripheral blood eosinophils, minimal or no pulmonary symptoms, and spontaneous resolution within 1 month Loffler syndrome or Loeffler syndrome is a transient respiratory illness associated with blood eosinophilia and radiographic shadowing on chest x-ray. It is often caused by parasitic infections and acute hypersensitivity reactions and is a type of pulmonary eosinophilia. It was initially described by Löffler in 1932 Loeffler endocarditis is a form of heart disease characterized by a stiffened, poorly-functioning heart caused by infiltration of the heart by white blood cells known as eosinophils Simple pulmonary eosinophilia (SPE) was originally identified and described in 1932 by Löffler. Patients with SPE typically have fleeting pulmonary opacities on chest radiography in the presence of blood eosinophilia. Approximately one-third of cases of SPE are idiopathic Loeffler's endocarditis (LE) is the cardiac manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome, a rare systemic disease characterized by the sustained production of eosinophils leading to organ damage. Few data, principally by case reports, are available regarding the diagnostic workup in patients with sus
Pulmonary Paragonimiasis as a Cause of Loeffler's Syndrome. Radiology. 1962;78:598-601. PubMed PMID: 13863963. * Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case. Copy Download. TY - JOUR T1 - Pulmonary paragonimiasis as a cause of Loeffler's syndrome. A1 - BAHK,Y W, PY - 1962/4/1/pubmed PY - 1962/4/1/medline PY - 1962/4/1. Loffler syndrome or Loeffler syndrome is a transient respiratory illness associated with blood eosinophilia and radiographic shadowing on chest x-ray. It is often caused by parasitic infections and acute hypersensitivity reactions and is a type of pulmonary eosinophilia 1 INTRODUCTION D. Loeffler's syndrome LearningRadiology.com is a non-commercial site aimed primarily at medical students and radiology residents-in-training, containing PowerPoint lectures, handouts, images, Cases of the Week, archives of case quizzes, flashcards of differential diagnoses and most commons lists, primarily in the areas of chest, GI.
The former include simple (Loeffler syndrome), acute, and chronic eosinophilic pneumonias and idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. Eosinophilic lung diseases of known cause include allergic bronchopulmonary fungal disease (typically aspergillosis), bronchocentric granulomatosis, parasitic infections, and eosinophilic lung disease secondary to. Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder that can manifest in various organ systems. We report the case of a 54‐year‐old woman with a remote history of seizure disorder who presented with early signs of right‐sided heart failure. Laboratory studies showed significant eosinophilia (8 × 10 9 l −1). Computed tomography showed.
. Imaging features The radiographic changes are consistent with Loeffler's syndrome and an eosinophilic pneumonia with transient non-segmental areas of consolidation. 1 Löffler's endocarditis (cardiac involvement in hypereosinophilic syndrome) is rare yet life-threatening if left untreated. We describe a case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting as a cardiac mass with an abnormal electrocardiogram. Diagnostic studies of the cardiac mass strongly suggested a malignant cardiac tumor invading the papillary muscle. Thus, excision of the cardiac mass and. Simple pulmonary eosinophilia (Loeffler syndrome): Transient and migratory nonsegmental consolidation that typically clears spontaneously within 1 month. Often peripherally located in the middle and upper lung. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: References. Fleming CM, Shepard JA, Mark EJ. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital Loeffler's syndrome is a transient pulmonary reaction with nodular or reticular shadowing (diffuse, fanshaped shadowing) on chest radiology and eosinophilia. It must be contrasted with the similar but chronic clinical picture of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. It is probably the result of a transient allergic reaction in the alveoli
Loeffler syndrome is a rare disorder and its presentation may be vague. It is important to keep the diagnosis in mind, because without prompt treatment, the disorder is progressive with a poor outcome. an interprofessional team that includes a cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, rheumatologist, internist and cardiac care nurses is ideal for the. .
Updated 10/1/2014 NOTE: Study Guides may be updated at any time. o Birt-Hogg-Dube Syndrome o Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia (UIP, NSIP, AIP, DIP, LIP, Organizing Pneumonia) o Sarcoidosis o Eosinophilic Pneumonia (Loeffler Syndrome, Acute and Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia, Hypereosinophilic Pneumonia) o Collagen Vascular Disease (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis, Systemic Lupu Loeffler endocarditis is an uncommon restrictive cardiomyopathy associated with eosinophilia and endomyocardial fibrosis causing diastolic restriction, predominantly involving the right ventricle. Cardiac MRI plays a crucial role in early detection of disease. Early disease usually responds well to corticosteroids. We describe a case of Loeffler endocarditis with isolated left ventricular. Loeffler W: Zur differential-diagnose der lungeninfiltrierungen, Beitr Klin Tuberk 79: 368 (1932). 2. Ruzik JP, Dorsey JM, Huber HL and Armstrong SH Jr: Gastric lesion of Loeffler's syndrome, JAMA 149: 534 (1952). 3. Stickney JM, and Heck FJ: The clinical occurrence of eosinophilia, Med Clin North Am 28: 915 (1944). 4
Löffler's Syndrome. Eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is typically a subacute pathologic pattern in which alveolar spaces are distended by eosinophils, fibrin, and histiocytes. From: Specialty Imaging: HRCT of the Lung (Second Edition), 2017. Download as PDF Loeffler endocarditis is restrictive cardiomyopathy, defined as an impaired relaxation of the heart with impaired diastolic filling. Diffuse eosinophil infiltration of the heart causes it First described by the W Loeffler in 1936. The condition is associated with peripheral eosinophilia which lasts for 6 months. It is one of the rare complications of Hyper-eosinophilic syndrome, which is.
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder with unknown global prevalence, barely reported in Hispanic population, and characterized by persistent eosinophilia in association with organ dysfunctions directly attributable to eosinophilic infiltration. Cardiac involvement may be present in 50 to 60% of the patients. This is known as Löffler endocarditis Churg-Strauss syndrome is also associated with hypereosinophilia and can involve the heart; moreover, subendocardial scar on LGE images can be present. 2 However, Churg-Strauss syndrome is a small-vessel necrotizing vasculitis associated with asthma or allergic rhinitis. Although our patient had asthma, no vasculitis was present on biopsy. Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the 18 F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) findings of Loeffler's syndrome and to determine differential features between lung malignancy and Loeffler's syndrome.. Materials and Methods: F-18 FDG PET and low-dose chest CT scans were performed to screen for lung cancer.Eleven patients who showed pulmonary lesions on CT scan. Löffler syndrome caused by extensive cutaneous larva migrans: A case report and review of the literature M te Booij, EMGJ de Jong, HJ Bovenschen Dermatology Online Journal 16 (10): 2 Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. firstname.lastname@example.org Loeffler‟s Syndrome: SimplePulmonary Eosinophilia 17. Loeffler‟s Syndrome (Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia) • In 1932, Loeffler first described a clinical syndrome characterized by: - mild respiratory symptoms - peripheral blood eosinophilia and - transient, migratory pulmonary infiltrates
Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Loeffler's Syndrome): Chest Radiographic and CT Findings Kyung Jae Jung, Kyung Soo Lee, Tae Sung Kim, Man Pyo Chung, Dong Chull Choi and O Jung Kwon Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kslee@ smc.samsung.co.k Abstract. Pulmonary Paragonimiasis as a Cause of Loeffler's Syndrome 1 Yong Whee Bahk , M.D. Department of Radiology Chonnam University Medical School, Kwangju, Chonnam , Korea Excerpt Loeffler (1), in 1932, described a new syndrome characterized by fleeting pulmonary infiltrations and eosinophilia of the peripheral blood in association with mild clinical symptoms Endomyocardial fibrosis (Loeffler's endocarditis) is the main cause of poor outcome in Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome (HES) and Eosinophilic Leukemia (EL). Reversion of the cardiac damage has been seldom reported, and thrombi can superimpose on infiltrated walls, originating oembolic complications Object moved to here Loeffler's endocarditis is normally considered as a cardiac manifestation of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). HES is defined as persistent eosinophilia of 1,500 eosinophils/mm 3 for longer than six months and lack of evidence of parasitic, allergic, and other known causes of eosinophilia . Here we describe a case of a 66-year-old female who.
Loeffler's syndrome A form of patchy pneumonia featuring fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, associated with a marked rise in the numbers of EOSINOPHIL white cells in the lungs and the circulating blood. [medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com This chapter discusses eponymous syndromes, including Alice in Wonderland syndrome, Arnold-Chiari malformation, Baker's cyst, Barrett's oesophagus, Bazin's disease, Behçet's disease, Berger's disease, Bickerstaff's brainstem encephalitis, Brown-Séquard syndrome, Brugada syndrome, Budd-Chiari syndrome, Buerger's disease, Caplan's syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome.
Horner syndrome is a rare disease that causes problems with one side of your face. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment for Horner syndrome The syndrome of idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia is even rarer than chronic eosinophilic pneumonia. However, the incidence may be increased in certain conditions. Shorr et al reported an incidence of 9.1 cases per 100,000 population per year in military personnel deployed in or near Iraq. [ 7
Dressler syndrome is a type of inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericarditis). Dressler syndrome is believed to be an immune system response after damage to heart tissue or to the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium). Such damage may occur from events such as a heart attack, surgery or traumatic injury Loeffler's syndrome A form of patchy pneumonia featuring fever, cough, difficulty in breathing, associated with a marked rise in the numbers of EOSINOPHIL white cells in the lungs and the circulating blood. (Wilhelm Loeffler, Swiss physician, b. 1887) COVID-19 pneumonia represents the most severe pandemic of the twenty-first century and has crucial clinical, social and economical implications. The scientific community has focused attention and resources on clinical and radiological features of COVID-19 pneumonia. Few papers analysing the vast spectrum of differential diagnoses have been published Löffler disease: Löffler first described this transient pulmonary reaction with reticulonodular shadowing on chest radiology associated with a peripheral blood eosinophilia in 1932 (Loffler, 1932). Patients present with a low grade fever and a cough for 7 Treatment of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome Fatal Loeffler's endocarditis due to hypereosinophilic syndrome. Am J Hematol. 2007 May 29 [Epub ahead of print] Shah DJ, Brown B, Kim RJ, Grizzard JD. Magnetic resonance evaluation of peripheral arterial disease. Cardiol Clin. 2007 Feb;25(1):185-212, vii. Grizzard JD, Ang GB. Magnetic resonance imaging of pericardial disease and cardiac masses
Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands and revealed no secondary manifestations of hypereosinophilic syndrome. This case illustrates that CMRI helps to differentiate from other causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy because of the classic MRI findings of Loeffler's endocarditis (diffuse global. Sen, et al.: Hypereosinophic syndrome, Loeffler's endocarditis. J Postgrad Med April 2008 Vol 54 Issue 2 137 ! Our case was a confirmed case of HES [by Chusid's criteria and bone marrow analysis]. There were two features of distinction that make this case worthy of reporting. Isolate
The syndrome includes a high eosinophil count, pulmonary symptoms and radiological changes, fever, dyspnea, and loss of weight. Geographic Distribution Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia is reported from southern India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia, but also occurs in the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Polynesia Summary o (1) The literature on Loffler's syndrome, tropical cosinophilia and related subjects is reviewed. It would appear that many diseases manifesting cosinophilia and transitory lung changes are related, and form narrow bands on a broad spectrum with asymptomatic Loffler's syndrome at one end, and deadly periarteritis nodosa at the other. (2) Over a three-year period, 24 cases of 'the. Symptoms appear 10-16 days after ingestion of Ascaris eggs. A similar timeframe has been described for Löffler syndrome associated with N americanus, A duodenale, or S stercoralis infection. Fever, malaise, cough, wheezing, and dyspnea are the most common symptoms. Less commonly, the patient may present with myalgia, anorexia, and urticaria
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is a multisystem disorder characterized by marked peripheral eosinophilia and extrapulmonary involvement. When the lungs are involved, imaging may reveal ground-glass opacities, consolidations, nodules, interlobular septal thickening, and pleural effusions Excerpt Evidence indicating that Loffler's syndrome is a manifestation of an allergic reaction in the lung tissue is steadily accumulating. From the time of its original description by Loffler1in 1.. The hypereosinophilic syndrome: analysis of fourteen cases with review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 1975; 54:1-27. Crossref Medline Google Scholar; 2. Lofiego C, Ferlito M, Rocchi G, Biagini E, Perugini E, Branzi A, Rapezzi C. Ventricular remodeling in Loeffler endocarditis: implications for therapeutic decision making. Eur J.
CHORUS is a hypertext medical reference. More than 1100 documents describe diseases, anatomy, and radiologic findings Löfgren syndrome as secondary autoimmune disease in a patient with B-cell depletion following rituximab treatment A. Kronbichler 1 , A.K. Luger 2 , L. Loacker 3 , A. Pizzini 4 , J. Löffler-Ragg 5 , I. Peschel Simple Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Loeffler's Syndrome): Chest Radiographic and CT Findings Kyung Jae Jung , Kyung Soo Lee , Tae Sung Kim , Man Pyo Chung , Dong Chull Choi , O Jung Kwon Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kslee@ smc.samsung.co.k Eosinophilia ranging from 11 to 63% (median 37%) and the elevated AEC ranging from 0.69 to 7.08×10 9 /l (median 3.88×10 9 /l) was the primary abnormality observed at onset of the disease. On subsequent visits, the state of hypereosinophilia, as measured by the AEC, appeared to correlate strongly with the severity of joint activity as measured. Dx-Direct is a series of eleven Thieme books covering the main subspecialties in radiology. It includes all the cases you are most likely to see in your typical working day as a radiologist. For each condition or disease you will find the information you need -- with just the right level of detail
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As a Diagnostic Radiologist, Christine Loeffler, MD performs imaging with x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, or radiation in order to diagnose disorders or dysfunctions in tissues and bones. Diagnostic Radiology is a field of medicine that applies imaging technology to diagnose disease and dysfunction Department of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) Center for Preventive Medicine; Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. 2 Citations (Scopus) Overview; Fingerprint; Abstract. Löffler endocarditis is a serious complication of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome characterized by a peculiar type of fibrosing. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is an idiopathic condition in which granulation tissue obstructs alveolar ducts and alveolar spaces with chronic inflammation occurring in adjacent alveoli. Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), a form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, affects men and women equally, usually in their 40s or 50s In 1968 Hardy and Anderson coined the term hypereosinophilic syndrome to describe patients with prolonged eosinophilia of unknown cause. 8 Chusid et al in 1975 used 3 diagnostic criteria for HES that are still utilized today: (1) persistent eosinophilia of 1.5 × 10 9 /L (1500/mm 3) for longer than 6 months; (2) lack of evidence for parasitic, allergic, or other known causes of.
Löffler endocarditis is a serious complication of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome characterized by a peculiar type of fibrosing endocarditis. It results in heart failure due to restrictive cardiomyopathy and systemic embolism due to intracardiac thrombus. Here we present a case of a 57-year-old man with Löffler endocarditis concomitant with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis KEY WORDS: Loeffler's endocarditis Hypereosinophilic syndrome. Introduction Case Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disease A 41-year-old male visited our hospital for recently characterized by persistent eosinophilia (>1,500 eosinophils progressed generalized edema and abdominal distension Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) represents a rare form of myocardial inflammation with very heterogeneous aetiology. In developed countries, the most prevalent causes of EM are hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, as well as hematological diseases leading to eosinophilia. The disease may have a variable clinical presentation, ranging from asymptomatic forms to life-threatening conditions
Carcinoid syndrome is a group of symptoms you might have with carcinoid tumors, a type of cancer. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of carcinoid syndrome CUP Syndrome. Background: 2-4% of newly diagnosed cases of malignant disease involve cancer of unknown primary (CUP). This mixed entity is one of the 6 most common types of malignant disease in. INTRODUCTION. Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome results from any condition that leads to obstruction of blood flow through the SVC. Malignant obstruction can be caused by direct invasion of tumor into the SVC, or by external compression of the SVC by an adjacent pathologic process involving the right lung, lymph nodes, and other mediastinal structures, leading to stagnation of flow and. Radiological Differential Diagnosis of Chest Diseases - Free download as Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt), PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or view presentation slides online. A brief but informative PPT for radiological differential diagnosis in various chest disease A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome is associated with the expansion of a CD3-CD4+ T-cell population able to secrete large amounts of interleukin-5. Blood . 1996 Feb 15. 87(4):1416-22. [Medline]