Archive for the ‘Pleural Effusion’ Category

In the present study, we examined the PF and blood eosinophilia in patients with post-CABG EPEs and non-EPEs, and their possible association with PF and blood levels of IL-5, eotaxin-2, eotaxin-3, and VCAM-1. Our main findings were as follows: (1) the percentage and the number of PF eosinophils correlated significantly with the percentage and the […]

Although pleural efiiisions are present in 29 percent of Churg-Strauss patients, these effusions tend to be small and manifest only as occasional pleurisy. There are only two reported cases in which pleural fluid has been examined in Churg-Strauss syndrome, and neither of these reports comment on pleural fluid pH or chemistries. In this case of […]

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disorder of hypereosino-philia and systemic vasculitis in subjects with asthma and allergic rhinitis. Pleural effusions are commonly reported as a manifestation of this syndrome; however, the cellular and biochemical characteristics have not been well described. In this case of Churg-Strauss syndrome, the patients pleural effusion is fully described, and the differential […]