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Ocular involvement in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome: a rare finding [Augenbeteiligung beim idiopathischen Hypereosinophilen Syndrom: ein seltener Befund]
Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a myeloproliferative disorder characterised by persistent eosinophilia associated with multiple organ damage. The three criteria required for the diagnosis of the disease are: a sustained absolute eosinophilic count in the serum greater than 1500/μl present for longer than 6 months, no aetiology for secondary eosinophilia present and identification of signs and symptoms of end-organ involvement . Despite significant progress in our understanding of the pathogenesis of some forms of hypereosinophilic syndrome, the current state of knowledge is still insufficient to formulate a new comprehensive etiologic definition of HES . Very few reports can be retrieved describing ocular involvement in HES. Retinal arteriolar occlusions were observed in the pre-equatorial region and documented by angiography in one report , while the principal defects noted in a second report were occlusions of major retinal vessels, choroidal infarct, and patchy or delayed choroidal filling . We present a case of extensive bilateral choroidal infiltrates in a patient suffering from idiopathic hypereosinophilia, potentially attributable to her disease.
Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use, Chorioretinitis/diagnosis, Chorioretinitis/drug therapy, Female, Humans, Hypereosinophilic Syndrome/diagnosis, Hypereosinophilic Syndrome/drug therapy, Middle Aged, Rare Diseases, Treatment Outcome, Uveitis/diagnosis, Uveitis/drug therapy
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