Loeffler Endocarditis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 06, 2020
  • Author: Sohail A Hassan, MD; Chief Editor: Richard A Lange, MD, MBA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Restrictive cardiomyopathies, including cardiac amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, and multiple myeloma, should be ruled out. Other causes of diastolic dysfunction, including hypertensive cardiomyopathy, should be considered in the differential diagnosis. In children, a rare cause of fibrosis and space-occupying lesions is rhabdomyoma, a tumor that has a high degree of association with tuberous sclerosis.

The disease can be missed on endomyocardial biopsy because of patchy infiltration of the myocardium.

Differential Diagnoses