Churg Strauss syndrome is marked by inflammation of the blood vessels. It occurs in the patient with a history of asthma and allergy.
Churg Strauss is marked by three stages –
Which is marked by – Asthma, allergic rhinitis (running nose, sneezing) and inflammation of the sinus.
An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell that helps your immune system fight certain infections. In Churg-Strauss syndrome, abnormally high numbers of these cells (hypereosinophilia) are found in your blood or tissues.
Vasculitic stage –
Is severe blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis). By narrowing blood vessels, inflammation reduces blood flow to vital organs and tissues throughout your body, including your skin, heart, peripheral nervous system, muscles, bones and digestive tract. A patient may experience – nausea, vomiting, pain, joints pain and swelling, skin rashes.
Age / Sex prevalence of Churg Strauss Syndrome
The disease is rare in children and older adults. It is diagnosed in people between age group 38-52 years of age.
The exact cause is unknown, but it involves an abnormal over-activation of the immune system in a person with underlying bronchospastic lung disease (asthma).
• Fever, weight loss
• A cough, shortness of breath
• Pain in chest
• Nodules formation on skin
• Enlargement of prostate gland
• Weakness and numbness
• Elevated blood pressure
• Heart diseases ( pericarditis, myocarditis )
• Renal damage
• Skin scarring
• Peripheral nerve damage
Cortisone related medications
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