Hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with multiple organ infiltration and deep venous thrombosis A case report and literature review

Su Jun Gao, Wei Wei, Jiang Tao Chen, Ye Hui Tan, Cheng Bao Yu, Mark Robert Litzow, Qiu Ju Liu

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Abstract

Background: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) can be fatal, particularly when eosinophils infiltrate vital organs and/or if extensive thrombosis develops. However there are no standard recommendations for the use of anticoagulant therapy of HES in the setting of thrombosis. Methods:We herein present a case of a 46-year-old female who presented with marked peripheral eosinophilia with symptoms of multi-organ infiltration and extensive deep venous thrombosis (DVT). In this case, evaluation was carried out before the diagnosis was established, and timely standard-dose corticosteroids combined with a new oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy were carried out. Results: These measures resulted in a rapid response and long-term disease control. Conclusion: Although there are no data to support which anticoagulant is preferred in this setting, this case indicates that the new oral anticoagulants may play an important role in the treatment of thrombosis in HES.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere4658
JournalMedicine (United States)
Volume95
Issue number35
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Corticosteroids
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Eosinophilia
  • Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Multi-organ infiltration
  • New oral anticoagulants
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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