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Causes Of Churg Strauss Syndrome
Immune suppression: Css can be treated by medications that suppress the immune system. Prednisone is most helpful initially. Based on what organ is affected, another agent may be used while Prednisone is tapered. Meanwhile, asthma and nasal/sinus issues can be treated for symptom relief. A rheumatologist diagnoses and treats autoimmune diseases like this and may work with ENT and pulmonary doctors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You need to see an asthma or pulmonary specialist for specific treatment. Every patient is different and need to be treated individually. What works for one patient might not work for another. This disorder can be well-controlled with simple therapy but the occasional exacerbation does happen and needs immediate treatment. ...Read more
Involves many organs: Churg-strauss syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects small blood vessels and (by definition) includes asthma that is often difficult to control. It commonly affects the vessels of the skin, kidneys, and nervous system among others. It is treated with steroids and usually a drug called cyclophosphamide. ...Read more
Can churg strauss syndrome progress across organs or does it just progress within the organs it presents with?
Highly variable: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/churg-strauss-syndrome/ds00855.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello sir my sis is 27 years old she has been diagnosed with churg-strauss syndrome i just want to know whether she would be able to live a normal lif?
Unfortunate: This is a difficult and I hope the family offers high level support. She will need close follow up with rheumatologist or immunologist. Most common complication affecting life is coronary vascular disease and heart attack or failure. Without treatment, 5-yr survival rates are 25% and are 62% with. If she responds well to treatment and has good baseline health,she may do well for many years to come ...Read more
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20028895Get a more detailed answer ›
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