Posts Tagged ‘churg-strauss syndrome

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 […]

Pulmonary function tests revealed airflow limitation which improved after inhaled bronchodilator therapy. The chest x-ray film revealed bilateral pleural effusions with patchy basilar infiltrates (Fig 1). Computed tomography of the chest revealed an interstitial process in the right upper lung, right lower lung, and left lower lung, as well as bilateral effusions. A left thoracocentesis […]

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 […]

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