ANCA-associated vasculitis in which there is no complement consumption and no deposition of immune complexes. Affects predominantly small vessels.
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 blood vessels (angiitis or vasculitis), there are ab...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8163
<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) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(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.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
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 angiitisFound on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=87831
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