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Acute necrotising eosinophilic myocarditis.
  1. C A Herzog,
  2. D C Snover,
  3. N A Staley


    Löffler's endocarditis is a recognised complication of diseases associated with eosinophilia. Eosinophilic heart disease is usually chronic, but there is a rare acute variety. Three patients with an unusual form of eosinophilic heart disease characterised by acute necrotising eosinophilic myocarditis after a possible initial viral infection and underlying allergic diathesis are reported. In contrast to previously reported cases of acute Löffler's endocarditis there was no notable extracardiac pathology.

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