Churg-Strauss syndrome

noun
\ ˈchərg-ˈstrau̇s- How to pronounce Churg-Strauss syndrome (audio) \

Medical Definition of Churg-Strauss syndrome

: a rare, progressive, inflammatory disease with variable symptoms usually beginning with asthma, allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, and sinusitis followed by eosinophilia and eventually systemic inflammation of small- to medium-sized blood vessels, granulomatosis, and peripheral neuropathy

Note: While the lungs and skin are most often affected in Churg-Strauss syndrome, other parts of the body (such as the gastrointestinal tract and heart) may also be involved.

called also allergic granulomatosis

— see antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody

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“Churg-Strauss syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Churg-Strauss%20syndrome. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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