Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 831–835 | Cite as

Nephropathy, polyneuropathy, and gastroenteritis in a child with Churg–Strauss syndrome

  • Wasiu A. Olowu
Case report


Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a serious but rare pauci-immune vasculitis of small- and medium-sized blood vessels. It is commonly seen in association with bronchial asthma and/or allergic disorders. The syndrome is characterized by the presence of asthma, hypereosinophilia, and vasculitis in any part of the body. Vasculitis is often associated with significant distortion of normal functions. A rather severe case of CSS in an 8-year-old Nigerian girl with asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is reported. She presented with multiple morbidities, namely, vasculitic polyneuropathy and also nephritic–nephrotic syndrome that eventuated in acute renal failure after an onset of vasculitic gastroenteritis. Routine screening of all asthmatic patients for CSS is advocated.


Asthma Diarrhea Glomerulonephritis Hypereosinophilia Quadriparesis Rhinoconjunctivitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paediatric Nephrology and Hypertension UnitObafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals ComplexIle-IfeNigeria

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