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European Radiology

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 525–528 | Cite as

MRI findings of muscle involvement in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome

  • W. Hundt
  • A. Stäbler
  • M. Reiser
Musculoskeletal radiology

Abstract.

A 40-year-old white man presented with fever, muscle pain, skin nodules and persistent hypereosinophilia over a period of 1 year. In addition, he had ventricular arrhythmias with episodes of tachycardia. Besides a lack of response to antiparasitic therapy, laboratory and pathological data excluded the diagnosis of trichinosis or any other parasitic infection. The patient's course of the disease over the previous 11/2 years was compatible with hypereosinophilic syndrome. In a muscle biopsy several eosinophilic perivascular and leucocytic intravascular infiltrates were found, indicative of muscle involvement by the disease. This is a report on the MRI findings of muscle involvement in idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome.

Key words: Hypereosinophilic syndrome Polymyositis MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Hundt
    • 1
  • A. Stäbler
    • 1
  • M. Reiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Marchioninistrasse 15, D-81377 Munich, GermanyDE

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