Multiple venous aneurysms in a patient with hypereosinophilic syndrome

W S J Malskat, E Racz, S ten Raa, P J Lugtenburg, V Noordhoek Hegt, M G R de Maeseneer

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Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a diverse group of rare disorders, defined by persistent peripheral blood eosinophilia (>1500 per mm(3)), the absence of a primary cause of eosinophilia (such as parasitic or allergic disease), and evidence of eosinophil-mediated end-organ damage. Arterial aneurysms have been previously reported in these patients. This is the first report of a patient with HES and multiple venous aneurysms, causing recurrent pulmonary thromboembolism. Venous aneurysms can represent eosinophil-mediated, potentially fatal end-organ damage in patients with HES.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-8
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Hypereosinophilic Syndrome/complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Embolism/etiology

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