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Doctor insights on: Churg Strauss Syndrome In Children

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How is churg-strauss syndrome treated?

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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Churg Strauss Syndrome (Definition)

Churg Strauss syndrome = a disease that ...Read more


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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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What sort of disease is churg-strauss syndrome?

What sort of disease is churg-strauss syndrome?

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

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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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What are the chances of surviving churg-strauss syndrome?

Good nowadays: This is actually more responsive to glucocorticoids than are some of the other vasculitis syndromes. I have a colleague who had to take a year off to be treated, but who survived and is fine now. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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What is the survival rate of churg-strauss syndrome?

Very good: 90%: The French Vasculitis Study Group published findings of 2 large prospective trials (following affected patients over time into the future) in 2013 which involved 105 patients. Overall survival was 90% at 7 years regardless of baseline severity. Relapses were frequent (38%). Age at or above 65 years was the only factor associated with a higher risk of death during follow-up care. ...Read more

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Is there an immniosuppressant option for churg-strauss syndrome?

Yes: Depending on severity, there are several options that should be discussed in great detail with your rheumatologists. ...Read more

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What are some immunosuppressant options for churg-strauss syndrome?

What are some immunosuppressant options for churg-strauss syndrome?

See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20028895

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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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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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I'm having abdominal pain, could it be churg strauss syndrome and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having abdominal pain, could it be churg strauss syndrome and what are the other symptoms?

Churg-Strauss??: In the 24 years that I have been in practice, I have never seen Churg-Strauss cause abdominal pain. It can cause asthma and can cause pain in the hands and feet, and even occasionally cause G.I. bleeding, but hardly ever abdominal pain. Your abdominal pain most likely has another cause. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Can you still have a gastric bypass when you have systemic vasculitis (churg strauss syndrome)?

Probably: Vasculitis alone does not rule out the possibility of having gastric bypass surgery. However, severe symptoms may increase your risk of certain complications. High dose steriods for example may complicate wound healing. ...Read more

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Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of churg-strauss syndrome?

Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of churg-strauss syndrome?

No: Churg-strauss is treated. It is not something that can be healed. You must not be foolish about this disorder. Trying unproven methods for treatment can endanger your life. ...Read more

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Is Singulair safe to take long-term? Can it cause Churg-Strauss syndrome? On and off it for 3 years, only drug that clears up mucus in nose and throat

Is Singulair safe to take long-term? Can it cause Churg-Strauss syndrome? On and off it for 3 years, only drug that clears up mucus in nose and throat

Considered safe: All medications have potential side effects, some of them severe, and Singulair is no exception. Churg-Strauss is among those possible effects. However, Singulair is considered on the safer end of the spectrum. Naturally, the longer you are on a medication, the more likely it is that a side effect would occur, but there are no specific recommendations against long-term use of Singulair. ...Read more

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How long do Down syndrome children live?

How long do Down syndrome children live?

Variable: They do die relatively young in the 20s and 30s but they thrive on love just the same as normal kids and their death is unpredictable. ...Read more

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How to train children with down syndrome?

How to train children with down syndrome?

For an assessment: Of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. Old, call Pam Barton,
Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. Old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106.
At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read more

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Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Rubinstein-taybi syndrome do children have it?

Yes: The original series reported by rubinstein & taybi in 1963 involved children. Developmental delay and mental deficiency are generally seen in early childhood. ...Read more

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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

What are the characteristics of Down syndrome in children?

DS Phenotype: Flattened face, upward-slanting eyes, skin folds at inner corners of eyes, transverse palmar crease, & more. Many have congenital anomalies of the heart, intestine, skeletal system & other organs, along with hearing loss, vision problems & certain blood & neurological disorders. Intellectual Disability is usually mild-moderate. Guidelines for medical & developmental care are well-established. ...Read more

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What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

What are some tips for caring for asperger's syndrome children?

Ensure quality sleep: Sleep disorders are common in children with asperger's. It is important to ensure that your child has a regular sleep routine and an appropriate amount of sleep. If he/she is struggling with insomnia it is worth bringing to your doctor's attention. ...Read more

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Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

Do people ever predict if my children will have asperger's syndrome?

No: As a phenomenologically defined entity, and considering that no reliable universal genetic marker was identified, it is impossible to predict with any level of certainty as of now. What is possible though is the diagnostic evaluation of a kid already exhibiting behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

What are the chances that one of my children will have Down syndrome?

ACOG charts show the: Risk of having a fetus with a Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome, at prenatal diagnosis vs. The risk of having a live-born infant with DS because ~ 25% are lost. If there is no family history or prior infant with DS, at age 42 at delivery, the risk is 1/63; risk at 16 weeks' gestation is 1/50 - 1/55. Risk of any chromosomal disorder at term is 1/42. If 43 at term, DS risk is 1/49; of any trisomy, 1/33. ...Read more