Syndrome, Churg-Strauss

A disease (also called allergic granulomatous angiitis) characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in persons with a history of asthma or allergy. The symptoms of the Churg-Strauss syndrome include fatigue, weight loss, inflammation of the nasal passages, numbness, and weakness. The ultimate test for the diagnosis of Churg-Straus syndrome is a biopsy of involved tissue. Treatment of Churg-Strauss syndrome involves stopping inflammation and suppressing the immune system. The Churg-Straus syndrome is named for the American pathologists Jacob Churg and Lotte Straus.

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