Scientific article

Cardiac involvement in Churg-Strauss syndrome mimicking acute coronary syndrome

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 142, w13543
Publication date2012

Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare multisystemic disorder of unknown origin and cardiac involvement is one of the most serious manifestations of the disease, accounting for approximately one-half of deaths attributable to CSS. Cardiac manifestation can be acute and mimic acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In this setting checking the blood leucocyte count can reveal hypereosinophilia and lead to a diagnosis of CSS.

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome/complications/diagnosis/drug therapy
  • Biopsy
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome/diagnosis
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Eosinophilia/diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids/administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine
  • Myocarditis/diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology
  • Myocardium/pathology
  • Prednisolone/administration & dosage
Citation (ISO format)
RIGAMONTI, Fabio et al. Cardiac involvement in Churg-Strauss syndrome mimicking acute coronary syndrome. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2012, vol. 142, p. w13543. doi: 10.4414/smw.2012.13543
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