Top
29
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Churg Strauss Syndrome

Share
1

1
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

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
75 Doctors shared insights

Churg Strauss Syndrome (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
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

9

9
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

11

11
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

12

12
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

13

13
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

14

14
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

Get a more detailed answer ›
15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

19

19
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

21

21
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

22

22
What drugs can cause saratonin syndrome?

What drugs can cause saratonin syndrome?

Serotonin syndrome: Several, at high doses, alone or in combination. Some are antidepressants such as ssris/snris/tricyclics/mao inhibitors, opioids such as oxycodone, CNS stimulants such as cocaine/amphetamines, serotonin1agonists such as triptans, psychedelics such as lsd, herbs such as nutmeg & st. Johns wort, & others such as lithium, buspar, (buspirone) depakote, risperdal, zyprexa. ...Read more

23

23
What kind of medicine can you take for asperger's syndrome?

What kind of medicine can you take for asperger's syndrome?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is the diagnosis that now encompasses AS, often ASD Level 1, which has the highest level of function & the fewest needs for supports. No medications target core symptoms of ASD, but individual therapy, social skills group therapy, ADA accomodations at work & aid in activities of daily living do. Medications help comorbid psychiatric conditions like anxiety, ADHD & mood disorders. ...Read more

24

24
Is it ethical to give someone drugs to try to "cure" down syndrome?

Is it ethical to give someone drugs to try to "cure" down syndrome?

Down syndrome: In general this would seem to fall under quackery. Down syndrome is a problem in the chromosomes (basic human building blocks), this cannot be fixed by drugs. Example of how things might change: http://www. Nature. Com/news/researchers-turn-off-down-s-syndrome-genes-1.13406. This is not giving someone "medicine, " this is trying to treat the problem at it's very origin origin. ...Read more

25

25
What kind of drugs are used to control a person with asbergers syndrome?

What kind of drugs are used to control a person with asbergers syndrome?

Nothing specific: Asperger's is 're-classified' in dsv v, very controversial. Asperger's is part of a larger group of disorders labeled pervasive developmental disorders. However their are mild forms and severe forms thus we also call it spectrum disorder. Given the type of symptoms and severity, meaning how disruptive to their life & others, many kinds of meds tried. Research ongoing into cause and best treatment. ...Read more

26

26
I'm just wondering, if you had down syndrome, would you take a drug to counteract the effects?

I'm just wondering, if you had down syndrome, would you take a drug to counteract the effects?

What drug????: There is no drug to counteract the effects of down syndrome. This chromosomal disorder puts extra chromosome material in every cell of the body. That extra material is like having 2 sets of conflicting blue prints to build a house. Stuff doesn't come out right. ...Read more

27

27
Medicine treatment for dhat syndrome?

Medicine treatment for dhat syndrome?

Dhat syndrome: Seen in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal & China, this syndrome has it’s roots in Hindu traditional beliefs that 40 drops of blood is needed to make a drop of bone marrow & 40 drops of bone marrow is required to develop a drop of sperm. Semen; viewed as a vital fluid; is lost through ejaculation. There is also concern that semen passes w urine which appears white. Loss of semen can lead to feelings of > ...Read more

28

28
Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Not that I can find: Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), and abnormally broad and medially deviated thumbs and great toes. Most affected individuals also have an abnormal midface, with protruding eyes and conductive hearing loss. See:http://children.Webmd. Com/pfeiffer-syndrome-type-i
best wishes. ...Read more

29

29
Why doesn't medicine help my tourette syndrome?

Why doesn't medicine help my tourette syndrome?

Do you mean your: Chronic motor &/or vocal tics have not responded to any medication prescribed by your neurologist or psychiatrist? Contact the Tourette Syndrome Association: tsa-usa. Org/aabout_tsa/aContactTSA. Htm. Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai & Weill Cornell SOM in NYC have TS centers of excellence. See http://www. Tsa-usa. Org/Medical/medical_main. Html for information on valid treatments vs. Chicanery. ...Read more