Rheumatology International

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 301–304

Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis in the absence of asthma and blood eosinophilia: a rare presentation of limited Churg-Strauss syndrome

Authors

    • Department of Internal Medicine, Gaziantep University School of MedicineSahinbey Medical Center
  • H. Canan Hasanoglu
    • Department of Chest DiseasesAtaturk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Center
  • Munire Gokirmak
    • Department of Chest Diseases, Inonu University School of MedicineTurgut Ozal Medical Center
  • Zeki Yildirim
    • Department of Chest Diseases, Inonu University School of MedicineTurgut Ozal Medical Center
  • Tamer Baysal
    • Department of Radiology, Inonu University School of MedicineTurgut Ozal Medical Center
  • Bulent Mizrak
    • Department of Pathology, Inonu University School of MedicineTurgut Ozal Medical Center
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-003-0412-2

Cite this article as:
Sevinc, A., Hasanoglu, H.C., Gokirmak, M. et al. Rheumatol Int (2004) 24: 301. doi:10.1007/s00296-003-0412-2

Abstract

Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis, also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is an uncommon vasculitis of unknown etiology. We report a 21-year-old male patient with fatigue, dry cough, and progressive dyspnea. He had no history of asthma or eosinophilia. Thorax computed tomography showed bullous/cystic areas with thin walls in varying sizes (5–15 mm). Histopathological examination of the open lung biopsy revealed granulomatous infiltration with histiocytes and eosinophilic leukocytes. This extremely rare variant of CSS is discussed.

Keywords

AsthmaChurg-Strauss syndromeEosinophilia

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