Asymptomatic eosinophilic myocarditis: 2 + 2 = 4 or 5!

Int J Cardiol. 1991 Jun;31(3):348-9. doi: 10.1016/0167-5273(91)90387-5.

Abstract

A twenty-eight year old man was admitted with a cerebrovascular accident and hypereosinophilia secondary to microfilarial infection. Endomyocardial biopsy revealed focal eosinophilic myocarditis. The intriguing presence of this asymptomatic myocarditis raises interesting possibilities.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Biopsy
  • Elephantiasis, Filarial / complications*
  • Elephantiasis, Filarial / parasitology
  • Eosinophilia / diagnosis*
  • Eosinophilia / parasitology
  • Eosinophilia / pathology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / parasitology
  • Male
  • Myocarditis / diagnosis*
  • Myocarditis / parasitology
  • Myocarditis / pathology
  • Myocardium / pathology
  • Wuchereria bancrofti / isolation & purification