Churg Strauss Syndrome presenting as an Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion

Nayak, Deepak M and Belurkar, Sushma V and Srilatha, PS and Shastry, Indira and Solanke, Girish (2013) Churg Strauss Syndrome presenting as an Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion. International Journal of Science and Research, 2 (2). pp. 510-512. ISSN 2319‐7064

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Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare form of systemic vasculitis affecting themedium to small sized vessels. The diagnosis of this disease is based mainly on clinical grounds; comprising of asthma, peripheral blood and tissue eosinophilia, rhinosinusitis and signs of vasculitis in major organs. A 48 year old female patient on treatment for bronchial asthma, presented with a bilateral pleural effusion. The analysis of the fluid revealed an eosinophilic exudate (67%). The additional investigations revealed a raised Immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and p-ANCA positivity. The presentation of CSS as eosinophilia in body fluids is rare and may herald the onset of the vasculitic phase of the disease

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Churg-Strauss syndrome; Eosinophilia; Pleural effusion
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2013 06:29
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 06:29

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