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Medicine For Churg Strauss Syndrome
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Depending on severity, there are several options that should be discussed in great detail with your rheumatologists. ...Read more
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20028895Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
YES: Yes but healing may be slow/complicated.Get a more detailed answer ›
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