Brachial artery occlusion secondary to hypereosinophilic syndrome.

  title={Brachial artery occlusion secondary to hypereosinophilic syndrome.},
  author={Todd A. Ponsky and Fredrick J Brody and Joseph V. Giordano and Ryan Garcia and David E Kardon and Arnold Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={42 4},
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is characterized by an overproduction of eosinophils that leads to organ damage. Although most cases of HES frequently affect the lungs, heart, and gastrointestinal tract, there are a few reported cases of peripheral vascular involvement. We report a case of a patient with a history of colonic HES who presented with idiopathic occlusion of the brachial artery. A 28-year-old woman with a recent history of eosinophilic colitis presented with a several-week history… CONTINUE READING