Loeffler endocarditis

Loeffler endocarditis


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DiseasesDB = 4291
ICD10 = ICD10|I|42|3|i|30
ICD9 = ICD9|421.0
MedlinePlus =
eMedicineSubj = med
eMedicineTopic = 1318
MeshID = D017681

Loeffler endocarditis, a form of endocarditis, is one of the two forms of hypereosinophilic syndrome. 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.


It is named for Wilhelm Löffler. [WhoNamedIt|synd|582] [W. Löffler. Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica mit Bluteosinophilie. Ein eigenartiges Krankheitsbild. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1936, 66: 817-820.]


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