Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2014; 62(07): 631-633
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1331579
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Chronic Calcific Constrictive Pericarditis Complicating Churg–Strauss Syndrome: First Reported Case

Falah Aboukhoudir
1  Department of Cardiology, Avignon Hospital Center, Avignon, France
,
Michel Pansieri
1  Department of Cardiology, Avignon Hospital Center, Avignon, France
,
Sofiene Rekik
1  Department of Cardiology, Avignon Hospital Center, Avignon, France
2  Department of Cardiology, Antibes Hospital Center, Antibes, France
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Further Information

Publication History

10 August 2012

04 October 2012

Publication Date:
23 January 2013 (online)

Abstract

Churg–Strauss syndrome is a necrotizing systemic vasculitis characterized by extravascular granulomas and eosinophilic infiltrates of small vessels. Although cardiac complications are considered to be relatively common, no case of constrictive calcified pericarditis has ever been previously described in this setting. In this report, we present the case of a 46-year-old man with Churg–Strauss syndrome, in whom we were able to document the development of symptomatic calcific constrictive pericarditis during a 10-year period despite long-term corticosteroid therapy.