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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Showing Complete Resolution of Subendocardial Involvement in Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Post, Martijn C. MD, PhD*; Boomsma, Martijn F. MD; van Heesewijk, Johannes P.M. MD, PhD; Grutters, Jan C. MD, PhD; Van der Heyden, Jan MD*

Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e3181dc2a3c
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Abstract

Churg-Strauss syndrome or allergic angiitis and granulomatosis is a rare systemic vasculitis. Cardiac involvement is the leading cause of mortality and includes eosinophilic endomyocarditis. We present a case of complete resolution of subendocardial involvement after high-dose corticosteroids, diagnosed by contrast-enhanced cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

Author Information

Departments of *Cardiology

Radiology

Pulmonology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Martijn C. Post, MD, PhD, Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Koekoekslaan 1, 3435 CM Nieuwegein, The Netherlands (e-mail: m.post@antonius.net).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.