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Churg-Strauss Syndrome

What is Churg-Strauss syndrome?

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a systemic vasculitis.

Symptoms

  • Asthma symptoms

  • Nerve tingling, numbness, pain

  • Vasculitis: nasal polyps, rashes, skin nodules

  • Wasting

Diagnosis

Diagnosis requires careful clinical evaluation, including detailed family history, blood tests, imaging studies, nerve conduction tests and tissue biopsies.

Treatment

Churg-Strauss syndrome usually responds to prednisone or other immunosuppressive drugs.

 

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