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[A tamponade complicating an acute eosinophilic pericarditis due to a myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic syndrome.]

Abstract : Cardiac involvement in eosinophilia is potentially fatal and requires early diagnosis and prompt treatment. We report here the case of a 71-year-old female patient with eosinophilia>10,000/mm3 for 2 months due to a myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic syndrome, with a rapidly progressive exertional dyspnea explained by an important circumferential eosinophilic pericarditis. Due to a rapid evolution to a tamponade, an emergent surgical drainage was performed. Subsequent medical treatment combined high-dose corticosteroids (1mg/kg/day) with hydroxyurea and imatinib. The outcome was favourable with regression of the effusion, of the volume overload symptoms and decrease in eosinophilia.
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Claire de Moreuil, A Lieber, Z Marjanovic, A Bobbio, Z Alavi, et al.. [A tamponade complicating an acute eosinophilic pericarditis due to a myeloproliferative/myelodysplastic syndrome.]. Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie, Elsevier Masson, 2015, 65 (1), pp.51-53. ⟨10.1016/j.ancard.2014.12.002⟩. ⟨hal-01259801⟩

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