Therapeutic approaches to patients with hypereosinophilic syndromes

Simon, Hans-Uwe; Klion, Amy (2012). Therapeutic approaches to patients with hypereosinophilic syndromes. Seminars in hematology, 49(2), pp. 160-70. Philadelphia, Pa.: W.B. Saunders 10.1053/j.seminhematol.2012.01.002

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Hypereosinophilic syndromes (HES) are a heterogeneous group of disorders that range from asymptomatic eosinophilia > 1,500/mL to aggressive disease complicated by life-threatening end organ involvement, including endomyocardial fibrosis and thromboembolism. To complicate matters further, similar clinical manifestations can occur in the setting of marked eosinophilia due to helminth infection, drug hypersensitivity, and other causes. In the past, therapy was guided only by the exclusion of these secondary causes of eosinophilia and the severity of the clinical manifestations. More recently, the availability of novel targeted therapies and a better understanding of the etiologies of some subtypes of HES have necessitated a more structured approach.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Pharmacology

UniBE Contributor:

Simon, Hans-Uwe

ISSN:

0037-1963

Publisher:

W.B. Saunders

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:35

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1053/j.seminhematol.2012.01.002

PubMed ID:

22449626

Web of Science ID:

000302427300007

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/14109 (FactScience: 220919)

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