Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis

Jeremy Thaden, Andrew Cassar, Brianna Vaa, Sabrina Phillips, Harold Burkhart, Marie Aubry, Rick Nishimura

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Abstract

A 40-year-old woman from El Salvador presented with 3 months of abdominal pain and diarrhea followed by 2 weeks of atypical chest pain and exertional dyspnea and was diagnosed with eosinophilic endocarditis secondary to Strongyloides stercoralis infection. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed apical masses in the left and right ventricles and a thickened posterior mitral valve leaflet and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed the presence of a left ventricular apical mass with diffuse subendocardial delayed enhancement consistent with endocardial fibrosis. In conclusion, eosinophilic endocarditis is a rare cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy characterized by endomyocardial fibrosis and apical thrombosis and fibrosis with frequent involvement of the posterior mitral valve leaflet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-462
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

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Strongyloides stercoralis
Endocarditis
Mitral Valve
Heart Ventricles
Fibrosis
Endomyocardial Fibrosis
El Salvador
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
Chest Pain
Dyspnea
Abdominal Pain
Diarrhea
Thrombosis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Infection

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Thaden, J., Cassar, A., Vaa, B., Phillips, S., Burkhart, H., Aubry, M., & Nishimura, R. (2013). Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis. American Journal of Cardiology, 112(3), 461-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.03.053

Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis. / Thaden, Jeremy; Cassar, Andrew; Vaa, Brianna; Phillips, Sabrina; Burkhart, Harold; Aubry, Marie; Nishimura, Rick.

In: American Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 112, No. 3, 01.08.2013, p. 461-462.

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Thaden, J, Cassar, A, Vaa, B, Phillips, S, Burkhart, H, Aubry, M & Nishimura, R 2013, 'Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis', American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 112, no. 3, pp. 461-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.03.053
Thaden J, Cassar A, Vaa B, Phillips S, Burkhart H, Aubry M et al. Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis. American Journal of Cardiology. 2013 Aug 1;112(3):461-462. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.03.053
Thaden, Jeremy ; Cassar, Andrew ; Vaa, Brianna ; Phillips, Sabrina ; Burkhart, Harold ; Aubry, Marie ; Nishimura, Rick. / Eosinophilic endocarditis and strongyloides stercoralis. In: American Journal of Cardiology. 2013 ; Vol. 112, No. 3. pp. 461-462.
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