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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Churg Strauss Syndrome (Overview)

Churg Strauss syndrome = a disease that causes blood vessel inflammation .


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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose churg-strauss syndrome?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose churg-strauss syndrome?

4 of these 6: Asthma, eosinophilia(>10%), neuropathy, migratory pulmonary infiltrates, paranasal sinus disease, eosinophilic vasculitis of small/medium blood vessels. Css is incredibly rare. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
75 doctors shared insights

Churg Strauss Syndrome (Overview)

Churg Strauss syndrome = a disease that causes blood vessel inflammation .


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What are the symptoms of churg-strauss syndrome?

What are the symptoms of churg-strauss syndrome?

Rash, kidney disease: This is a form of vasculitis, often related to allergic reaction, which can produce rashes, kidney disease and other multisystem damage. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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What are the tests for churg-strauss syndrome?

Diagnostic markers: Following diagnostic markers eosinophilic granulocytes and granuloma in affected tissue antinutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies(anca) eosinophilia. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have churg-strauss syndrome. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Severe asthma: Css is a form of blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) that typically presents as severe asthma requiring oral Prednisone to control. Steroids control asthma but not the underlying inflammation so that when your doctor tries to lower the dose other symptoms appear - bruising, rhinitis, gastrointestinal bleeding. The astute physician will note these additional symptoms & order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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My doctor says I have churg-strauss syndrome, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

CSS: Churg-strauss syndrome (css) is an inflammation of the blood vessels that can lead to chest symptoms that mimic asthma. Css is typically associated with sinus disease, elevated eosinophils your blood, occasional abnormal chest x-ray finding and neurological symptoms. It can be a very serious disease if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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How is churg-strauss syndrome treated?

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 more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Start a trial of increased dietary fiber
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See your PMD or gastroenterologist if symptoms persist
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Are there official recommendations for treating churg-strauss syndrome?

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