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Churg Strauss syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Allergic angiitis and granulomatosis
  • Allergic granulomatosis
  • Allergic granulomatous and angiitis
  • Churg-Strauss vasculitis
  • CSS
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Overview

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.[1][2]
Last updated: 4/4/2011

References

  1. Book W. Information About Chirg Strauss Syndrome. American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders. 2005; http://www.apfed.org/css.htm. Accessed 4/4/2011.
  2. What is Churg Strauss Syndrome?. Churg Strauss Syndrome Association. 2006; http://www.cssassociation.org/what-is-churg-strauss-syndrome.html. Accessed 4/4/2011.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Allergic angiitis and granulomatosis
  • Allergic granulomatosis
  • Allergic granulomatous and angiitis
  • Churg-Strauss vasculitis
  • CSS
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.