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Loeffler endocarditis

Loeffler endocarditis
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 I42.3
ICD-9 421.0
DiseasesDB 4291
eMedicine med/1318 

Loeffler endocarditis, a form of endocarditis, is one of the two forms of hypereosinophilic syndrome. It is a restricive cardiomyopathy characterized eosinophilia and eosinophilic penetration leading to the fibrotic thickening of portions of the heart (similar to that of endomyocardial fibrosis) and commonly has large mural thrombi. Common symptoms include edema and breathlessness. It is commonly found in temperate climates, and is rapidly fatal.

It is named for Wilhelm Löffler.[1][2]


  1. ^ synd/582 at Who Named It
  2. ^ W. Löffler. Endocarditis parietalis fibroplastica mit Bluteosinophilie. Ein eigenartiges Krankheitsbild. Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, Basel, 1936, 66: 817-820.

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