Hypereosinophilic syndrome accompanying gangrene of the toes with peripheral arterial occlusion: A case report

Satoru Funahashi, Ichiro Masaki, Tadashi Furuyama

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Abstract

The authors herein report the case of a teenage boy who presented with peripheral arterial occlusion of both upper and lower extremities associated with hypereosinophilia. During a 10-year follow-up, corticosteroid therapy was continued for the treatment of hypereosinophilia. The patient underwent bilateral lumbar sympathectomies because of severe ischemia of the bilateral lower extremities with gangrene of the toes. Based on the progress of his disease over the past 10 years, he was suspected to have idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) accompanied by peripheral arterial obstruction. Idiopathic HES is a disease characterized by unexpected hypereosinophilia, which may lead to organ damage. This is a very rare case of peripheral arterial occlusion associated with idiopathic HIS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalAngiology
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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