A 92-Year-Old Male with Eosinophilic Asthma Presenting with Recurrent Palpable Purpuric Plaques

We report a case of biopsy-confirmed Churg-Strauss syndrome in a 92-year-old male with a history of eosinophilic asthma and peripheral eosinophilia who was later diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome.Dermatopathology 2018;5:44-48
Source: Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research

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We report a case of a 15-year-old male who presented with indurated and pruritic papules on both legs and peripheral eosinophilia without other system involvement. Histopathological findings from a skin biopsy were suggestive of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies were negative. PMID: 31360325 [PubMed]
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
Abstract Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is one form of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. Identical to what has been called Churg-Strauss syndrome, EGPA exhibits both allergic and vasculitis features. EGPA was first described as a syndrome consisting of asthma, fever, eosinophilia, and organ involvement including heart failure, neuropathy, and kidney damage, by Churg and Strauss in 1951. On the basis of the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conferences Nomenclature of Vasculitis, EGPA comprises three typical allergic components, including asthma, peripheral eosinophili...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Co-occurrence of PLA2R-positive membranous nephropathy without crescents, and PR3-positive eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
. Clin Nephrol. 2019 Jul 26;: Authors: Zhu Y, Chang Q, Cao X, Zheng S, Li P, Luan J, Zhou H Abstract Primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) is a common cause of adult nephrotic syndrome, most commonly associated with autoantibodies against M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R). Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a rare disorder characterized by asthma, eosinophilia, and multiorgan vasculitis. Here, ...
Source: Clinical Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin Nephrol Source Type: research
Shanshan Zhang1, Dongli Yuan2 and Ge Tan1* 1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 2The Institute of Medical Information, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China Primary systemic vasculitis can affect every structure in both the central and peripheral nervous system, causing varied neurological manifestations of neurological dysfunction. Early recognition of the underlying causes of the neurological symptoms can facilitate timely treatment and improve the prognosis. This review highlights the clinical manifestations of primary systemic vasc...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We present the case report of a 38-year-old male with a history of asthma. After a month-and-a-half of progressive weakness, no fever, diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain associated with weight loss, he was diagnosed of intestinal parasitosis. He later died of a massive myocardial necrosis due to EGPA with multiple organs affected. PMID: 30720008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: An Sist Sanit Navar Source Type: research
Semin Respir Crit Care Med 2018; 39: 471-481 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669454Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly called Churg–Strauss syndrome, is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis of small- and medium-size vessels, characterized by asthma and blood eosinophilia. EGPA typically occurs in patients with preexisting asthma, and involves the skin, lungs, and peripheral nerves. Poor-prognosis factors (i.e., involvement(s) of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, and/or kidney) have been assessed with the Five-Factor Score (FFS). One-third of the patients have anti-myeloperoxidase antineutrophil cytoplas...
Source: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
This article reviews the current role for targeted immunotherapy in AAV, its validated indications, and avenues for further development. Rituximab is a validated induction treatment for GPA and severe MPA. Rituximab in these indications is not less effective than cyclophosphamide and is particularly useful in patients with refractory or relapsing disease, women of childbearing potential, and patients previously treated with cyclophosphamide. Rituximab is more effective than cyclophosphamide for treating relapses. For remission maintenance therapy, which is indispensable, rituximab has been proven superior over conventional...
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, Volume 6, Issue 5Author(s): Eveline Y. Wu, Michelle L. Hernandez, J. Charles Jennette, Ronald J. FalkEosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) (formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a small vessel vasculitis associated with asthma and eosinophilia. Despite its rarity, continuous gains are being made in understanding the disease with knowledge advancements regarding its epidemiology, heterogeneous clinical manifestations, management, and outcomes. Large knowledge gaps remain, however, particularly surr...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report a case of a 72 year-old male with a two-year lung-biopsy proven history of EGPA who presented with retiform purpura and patchy necrosis on his bilateral shins, which progressed to sharply demarcated, stellate ulcerations with surrounding erythema within two weeks. Laboratory work up revealed elevated anti-Cardiolipin IgM, rheumatoid factor, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein, although P-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (P-ANCA) and C-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (C-ANCA) were negative. Vascular studies revealed long anterior tibial and dorsalis pedis artery occlusion and severe small vessel ...
Source: Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The authors present a classic case of Churg-Strauss syndrome with an exuberant clinical picture in a 34-year-old woman. She showed the following diagnostic criteria: asthma, polyneuropathy, rhinopathy, marked eosinophilia, positive p-ANCA with a perinuclear pattern, and skin histopathology results suggestive of vasculitis with eosinophils. There was a good response to prednisone, dexamethasone pulse therapy, and cyclophosphamide.Case Rep Dermatol 2018;10:175 –181
Source: Case Reports in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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