Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Allergic granulomatosis

Churg Strauss syndrome is a rare autoimmune condition characterized by asthma, high levels of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection) in the blood and tissues, and inflammation of small to medium sized blood vessels (vasculitis). The inflamed vessels can affect various organ systems including the lungs, gastrointestinal tract, skin, heart and nervous system. The cause of Churg Strauss syndrome is unknown. While there is no cure, the condition can be successfully managed with early diagnosis and treatment.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Churg-Strauss Syndrome" returned 265 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Churg-Strauss Syndrome: Singulair or Silicone (or both?).
 

Author(s): Paula R David, Amir Dagan, Maartje Colaris, Mintsje de Boer, Jan W Cohen Tervaert, Yehuda Shoenfeld

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):168-70.

 

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Small bowel involvement documented by capsule endoscopy in Churg-Strauss syndrome.
 

Author(s): Birane Beye, Gilles Lesur, Pierre Claude, Lionel Martzolf, Pierre Kieffer, Daniel Sondag

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Churg-Strauss syndrome is a small and medium vessel vasculitis and is also known as allergic granulomatous angiitis. Gastrointestinal involvement is common in patients with Churg-Strauss syndrome (20-50%). The most common symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhoea and occasionally gastrointestinal ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Familial Churg-Strauss Syndrome in a Sister and Brother.
 

Author(s): Soheyla Alyasin, Maryam Khoshkhui, Reza Amin

Journal: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2015 Jun;14(3):338-40.

 

Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a granulomatous small vessel vasculitis. It is characterized by asthma, allergic granulomatosis and vasculitis. This syndrome is rare in children. A 5 years old boy was admitted with cough, fever and dyspnea for 2 weeks. On the basis of laboratory data ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2015

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The terms "Churg-Strauss Syndrome" returned 17 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multiple cerebral and cerebellar infarcts as the first clinical manifestation in a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Meng-Ju Cheng, Pai-Hao Huang, Pin-Wen Liao, Jen-Tse Chen, Tsuey-Ru Chiang

Journal: Acta Neurol Taiwan. 2012 Dec;21(4):169-75.

 

Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare autoimmune disease with small-vessel vasculitis. Neurological manifestation of CSS is common. Central nervous system is less frequently involved than that of peripheral nervous system.

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2013

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Churg-Strauss syndrome presenting with acute renal insufficiency accompanied by eosinophilic tubulointerstitial nephritis.
 

Author(s): Daigoro Hirohama, Junichi Hoshino, Keiichi Sumida, Eiko Hasegawa, Rikako Hiramatsu, Masayuki Yamanouchi, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Naoki Sawa, Fumi Takemoto, Yoshifumi Ubara, Shigeko Hara, Kenichi Ohashi, Kenmei Takaichi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(12):1555-60.

 

We encountered an unusual and rare case of 59-year-old woman with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) showing myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA)-related acute renal insufficiency accompanied by eosinophilic tubulointerstitial nephritis. To date, reports in English ...

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2012

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Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated by chronic periaortitis: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Kenji Fujii, Yuji Hidaka

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(1):109-12.

 

We present a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated by chronic periaortitis. A 68-year-old man presented with wheezing, dyspnea, purpurae, and numbness of the extremities. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were absent; however, eosinophilia, a pulmonary infiltrative shadow ...

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2012

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Immuno-ablation With Chemoimmunoradiation and Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Churg-Strauss Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Churg-Strauss Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2016

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Determining Disease Activity Biomarkers in Individuals With Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis; Churg-Strauss Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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Rituximab in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA)

 

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2016

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