Churg-Strauss syndrome. Definition

Medical Definition: Churg-Strauss syndrome

Granulomatous inflammation rich in eosinophils, which affects the respiratory tract with necrotizing vasculitis of small vessels and medium and is associated with asthma and eosinophilia. It begins in the form of asthma or allergic rhinitis, and less frequent cardiac involvement (arrhythmias, angina pectoris or myocardial infarction), the central nervous system neurological or kidney. The determination of cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) is positive up to 75% of cases.

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