SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.24 issue3Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: 5 year experiencePeripartum cardiomyopathy author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

Print version ISSN 0120-5633

Abstract

ALARCON-GARCIA, José Carlos; RODRIGUEZ-SUAREZ, Santiago; GARCIA-OCAA, Paula  and  GARCIA-MORILLO, J. Salvador. Acute Coronary Syndrome in Erdheim-Chester. Etiopathogenesis and therapeutic Implications. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2017, vol.24, n.3, pp.298-298.  Epub Aug 01, 2016. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2016.06.006.

Erdheim-Chester disease is a non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis of uncertain origin. It is characterized by multiorgan involvement due to infiltration of CD68+/CD1a- histiocytes, in the form of xantogranulomas, most commonly affecting the metaphysis and diaphysis of long bones. The diagnosis is made by biopsy showing CD68+/CD1ahistiocytes, lack of S protein and Birbeck granules. Cardiovascular involvement is underestimated. We report a case of a 67 year-old man with Erdheim-Chester disease and acute myocardial infarction due to coronary involvement, in addition to bone, vascular, pituitary and retroperitoneal disease. We review relevant literature and describe the clinical management of these patients.

Keywords : Angiography; Treatment; Coronary disease.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )