Publications (3)16.65 Total impact
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ABSTRACT: The etiology of acute pericarditis is often thought to be autoimmune, and Graves' disease has been reported in a few series to manifest as acute pericarditis. Since the etiology of recurrent pericarditis is known to be more associated with autoimmune causes, recurrent acute pericarditis may be a potential cardiovascular complication of Graves' disease. We report a case of recurrent acute pericarditis that was presumed to be associated with Graves' disease which was controlled after management of the problem of the thyroid.Korean Circulation Journal 06/2012; 42(6):419-22.
Article: A case of hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with multiorgan infarctions associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Thromboembolism is one of the most critical complications of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES). We report here a case of multi-organ infarctions related to HES. A 23-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with hemoptysis. Not only pulmonary, but also renal and splenic infarctions were detected on computed tomography images. Blood tests showed profound peripheral eosinophilia. She was diagnosed with HES with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We initiated infusion of corticosteroids, which effectively suppressed peripheral eosinophilia. However, consumptive coagulopathy did not improve and intracerebral hemorrhage related to thrombosis then developed. Addition of interferon-alpha resulted in the correction of the DIC associated with HES.Allergy, asthma & immunology research 05/2012; 4(3):161-4. · 1.91 Impact Factor
Circulation 03/2012; 125(10):e435-8. · 14.74 Impact Factor