Acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis complicated by co
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Acute myocarditis is frequently accompanied with conduction disturbances. Complete atrioventricular (AV) block may occur in acute myocarditis, but rarely in eosinophilic myocarditis. Acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis, the most severe form of eosinophilic myocarditis, is generally fatal, and rarely complicated by complete AV block. We report a case of a 66-year-old woman with acute necrotizing eosinophilic myocarditis who presented with general malaise and nausea. She suddenly fell into cardiogenic shock because of complete AV block and worsened heart failure. Ultrasound cardiography revealed pericardial effusion, edematous myocardium, and reduced contractility of the left ventricle. The biopsied specimens showed marked interstitial infiltration with predominant eosinophils accompanied with myocardial necrosis. Oral administration of glucocorticoid in moderate dose promptly resolved the complete AV block, her clinical symptoms, and cardiac function....

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