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Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Last Updated on Aug 01, 2014
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Churg-Strauss syndrome is a condition characterized by blood vessel inflammation that can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues. In some cases it can lead to permanent damage of these organs.

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Churg-Strauss syndrome is usually diagnosed in people between ages 38 and 52. It is almost absent in children and older people. Another risk factor for Churg-Strauss syndrome is having a history of severe nasal allergies, chronic sinusitis or asthma.

Churg Strauss Syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disease and the number of people with the syndrome has not been clearly estimated. Although many people may have risk factors for the disease, very few actually develop it.

Churg-Strauss syndrome can include a variety of symptoms such as hay fever, rash, gastrointestinal bleeding and also excessive pain and numbness in the hands and feet. But the most common symptom is asthma. Churg-Strauss syndrome is very challenging to diagnose, as it presents with a wide range of symptoms, some of which are common to other conditions

Churg-Strauss syndrome is rare condition that has no cure yet. The symptoms can be treated or managed with the aid of steroids and other immunosuppressant drugs.

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