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What is the survival rate of churg-strauss syndrome?

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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Churg Strauss Syndrome (Definition)

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disease of medium and small sized blood vessels. This can cause damage to the lungs, the digestive ...Read more


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Is there an immniosuppressant option for churg-strauss syndrome?

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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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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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