Churg Strauss Syndrome
A rare form of vasculitis. Churg-Strauss syndrome, in particular, occurs in patients with a history of asthma or allergy and features inflammation of blood vessels, also referred to as angiitis, in the lungs, skin, nerves, and abdomen
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Our Churg-Strauss syndrome Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Churg-Strauss syndrome Churg-Strauss syndrome: A disease characterized by inflammation of small arteries and veins in persons with a history of asthma or allergy. Aside from the inflammation of bl...
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ANCA-associated vasculitis in which there is no complement consumption and no deposition of immune complexes. Affects predominantly small vessels.
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<syndrome> Widespread necrotizing angiitis with granulomas. Pulmonary involvement is frequent. Asthma or other respiratory infection may precede evidence of vasculitis. Eosinophilia and lung involvement differentiate this disease from polyarteritis nodosa. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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(cherg strous) a form of systemic necrotizing vasculitis in which there is prominent lung involvement with severe asthma, eosinophilia, and granulomatous reactions. If present, skin lesions consist of tender subcutaneous nodules and bruiselike spots. Called also allergic granulomatous angiitis.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: chŭrg strows Definitions: 1. asthma, fever, eosinophilia, and varied symptoms and signs of vasculitis, primarily affecting small arteries, with vascular and extravascular granulomas. Synonyms: allergic granulomatosis, allergic granulomatous angiitis
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Churg–Strauss syndrome (also known as "Allergic granulomatosis") is a medium and small vessel autoimmune vasculitis, leading to necrosis. It involves mainly the blood vessels of the lungs (it begins as a severe type of asthma), gastrointestinal system, and peripheral nerves, but also affects the ...
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