Hypereosinophilia-An Unusual Cause of Multiple Embolic Strokes and Multi-Organ Dysfunction 2316-2318
Dr. Geeta Anjum Khwaja,
Director Professor, Department of Neurology,
Academic Block, Room No. -503, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi-110002, India.
Phone: 9810523332, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
â€˜Eosinophiliaâ€™ can occur due to a large number of allergic, infectious, neoplastic, and idiopathic diseases. It can range in severity from a self-limiting condition to a life-threatening disorder. The term â€˜hypereosinophiliaâ€™ refers to eosinophil levels >1500/ÂµL, and regardless of the underlying cause can be associated with tissue and organ damage1. â€˜Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES)â€™ is a rare disorder with sustained eosinophilia and multi-organ dysfunction in the absence of a discernable secondary cause. â€˜Undefined Hypereosinophilic Syndromeâ€™ is the most common type of primary hypereosinophilic diseases and we are reporting here one such case who presented with acute multiple embolic strokes secondary to biventricular apical thrombi and multi-organ dysfunction of a fulminant nature. This case highlights the limitation in current diagnostic criteria for HES and emphasizes the need for early intervention.