volume 75, issue 1, P129 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282950
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Abstract: Cardiac lesions in patients with Chagas' disease are infiltrated with various types of inflammatory cells, including eosinophils (EOS). We determined the proportions of resting and activated EOS in 2 types of chagasic myocardial lesions to establish whether their presence correlated with lesion severity. One lesion type was defined by interstitial infiltration associated with degeneration and necrosis of myocardial fibers; the other type presented mild myocarditis but myofibers were preserved. In all cases (1 …

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