HAMMOND P. CHEN, M.D.; HARVEY S. SMITH, M.D.
Eosinophilic leukemia is a rare disease. Less than 30 cases have been reported.1-7 The case to be presented is one of eosinophilic leukemia with extensive myo-endocardial fibrosis and cardiac mural thrombosis as one of its major features. It serves to emphasize that many patients with eosinophilic leukemia die as the result of cardiac disease apparently related directly to the leukemia. It also illustrates many other clinical and pathologic features currently considered to be characteristic of eosinophilic leukemia.
The patient, a white male motel operator and truck driver, was 36 years of age at the time of death. He
CHEN HP, SMITH HS. EOSINOPHILIC LEUKEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1343–1352. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1343
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