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[Report of a case of allergic granulomatous vasculitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome)].

Abstract
A 35 year female with a previous history of asthma came to our observation about 10 months ago. She was dyspneic, showed small nodules (2 to 5 mm) in arms, hands and legs and had radiological evidence of pulmonary granulomatosis and pleural effusion. Diagnosis was made by means of cutaneous biopsy showing a necrotic granulomatous vasculitic lesions with eosinophilic infiltration and giant cells, consistent with allergic granulomatosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome. Steroid therapy alone (prednisone 1 mg/kg/die) led to a rapid and complete clinical and humoral remission. The patient is still doing an alternate day prednisone therapy (15 mg) and is well after a 10 months follow-up.
AuthorsF Albert, E Bertani, A Carabelli, G Pavia
JournalGiornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Società italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia (G Ital Dermatol Venereol) Vol. 124 Issue 3 Pg. 115-9 (Mar 1989) ISSN: 0392-0488 [Print] ITALY
Vernacular TitleOsservazioni su di un caso di vasculite granulomatosa allergica (sindrome di Churg-Strauss).
PMID2572542 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article)
Topics
  • Adult
  • Asthma (complications)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome (complications, diagnosis, pathology)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Eosinophilia (etiology)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa (diagnosis)

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