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Clinicopathological Features of Churg-Strauss Syndrome With Severe Nerve Degeneration: A Case Report

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Department of Neurology, Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University
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Department of Nephrology, Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University
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Department of Neuropathology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
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Medicina 2012, 48(5), 35; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina48050035
Received: 21 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 May 2012 / Published: 25 May 2012
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare autoimmune vasculitis of unknown etiology that involves small- and medium-sized blood vessels. Its onset is thought to be associated with adult-onset asthma, and vasculitis typically involves vessels in the lungs. However, due to increased blood and tissue eosinophilia, vasculitis may result in the involvement multiple systems of (neurological, skin, etc.). We report a case of CSS with manifestations that included skin purpura and severe peripheral nerve degeneration in a 56-year-old woman with a recent history of asthma. After the treatment with methylprednisolone and standard immunosuppressive therapy, her rashes resolved, there were no acute asthma attacks, and the numbness in her lower limbs improved.
Keywords: Churg-Strauss syndrome; vasculitis; allergic granulomatosis Churg-Strauss syndrome; vasculitis; allergic granulomatosis
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Xiang, J.Y.; Zhao, Y.W.; Fu, J.L.; Cheng, X.J.; Xue, Q.; Wang, Y. Clinicopathological Features of Churg-Strauss Syndrome With Severe Nerve Degeneration: A Case Report. Medicina 2012, 48, 35.

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