Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis [EGPA], Allergic granulomatosis
What is Churg-strauss Syndrome ?
Churg-Strauss syndrome is an autoimmune condition characterized by blood vessel inflammation.Blood flow to vital organs and tissues could be restricted and in some cases it can lead to permanent damage of these organs. The disease occurs in three stages, namely, allergic stage, eosinophillic stage and vasculitic stage.
The cause of Churg-Strauss syndrome is not clearly elucidated.
Symptoms during allergic stage:
Hay fever/ Allergic rhinitis
Symptoms during Eosinophilic stage:
Loss of appetite
Weight loss and fatigue
Symptoms during Vasculitic stage:
Swelling and pain in joints
Numbness and tingling in extremities (peripheral neuropathy)
Severe abdominal pain and distress
Coughing up blood
Shortness of breath
Blood in urine
Diagnosis and Tests :
Tests for Numbness of extremities
Presence of white blood cells outside the blood vessels
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