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Acute Limb Ischemia and Coronary Artery Disease in a Case of Kimura's Disease

Woon Heo, Hee Jae Jun, Do Kyun Kang, Ho-Ki Min, Youn-Ho Hwang, Ji Yong Kim, Kyung Han Nam
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017, 50 (2): 114-118
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Kimura disease (KD) is an immune-mediated chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. KD has many complications associated with hypereosinophilia, including various forms of allergic reactions and eosinophilic lung disease. Additionally, hypereosinophilia is associated with hypercoagulability, which may lead to thromboembolic events. A 36-year-old man with KD presented with acute limb ischemia and coronary artery occlusion. He underwent thrombectomy, partial endarterectomy of both popliteal arteries, and coronary artery stent insertion. KD is a systemic disease that affects many organs and presents with thromboembolism and vasculitis. In a patient with KD, physicians should evaluate the vascular system, including the coronary arteries.

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