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01 September 2003

Hypereosinophilic syndrome in a 2-year old boy – a case report

Małgorzata Szumera, Maria Korzon, Jadwiga Krzysztofowicz, Anna Galińska-Wydra, Stefan Popadiuk

Med Sci Monit 2003; 9(4): 99-102 :: ID: 428662

Abstract

Background: The causes of hypereosinophilia in children, the definition of hypereosinophilic syndrome and eosinophilic leukemia are introduced. Material/Methods: A rare case of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) with organ involvement in a 2-year-old child is presented. Discussion of the difficulties in diagnosis and therapeutic procedures in HES has been undertaken. Conclusions: Good response to corticosteroids in the reported case and the necessity of further observation is emphasized.

Keywords: Hypereosinophilic Syndrome, eosinophilic leukemia

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