open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-04-21
Get Citation

Case reports
Churg-Strauss syndrome: diagnostic and therapeutic challenge – a case report

Dorota Pisarczyk-Wiza, Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):410-414.

open access

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-04-21

Abstract

This report describes the Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) in a 23-year-old asthmatic man treated with a leukotriene antagonists-montelukast. The Churg-Strauss syndrome is now defined as one of the ANCA-associated vasculitis and is characterised by eosinophilia, asthma, chronic sinusitis, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary infiltrates, cutaneous vasculitis, gastrointestinal complaints and a muliplex neuropathy. The pathogenesis is not clear, but it has been reported in patients treated with leukotriene antagonists. We describe a case of CSS with severe pulmonary and cardiovascular complications.

Abstract

This report describes the Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) in a 23-year-old asthmatic man treated with a leukotriene antagonists-montelukast. The Churg-Strauss syndrome is now defined as one of the ANCA-associated vasculitis and is characterised by eosinophilia, asthma, chronic sinusitis, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary infiltrates, cutaneous vasculitis, gastrointestinal complaints and a muliplex neuropathy. The pathogenesis is not clear, but it has been reported in patients treated with leukotriene antagonists. We describe a case of CSS with severe pulmonary and cardiovascular complications.
Get Citation

Keywords

Churg-Strauss syndrome; montelukast; cardiovascular complications

About this article
Title

Case reports
Churg-Strauss syndrome: diagnostic and therapeutic challenge – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 4 (2009)

Pages

410-414

Published online

2009-04-21

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(4):410-414.

Keywords

Churg-Strauss syndrome
montelukast
cardiovascular complications

Authors

Dorota Pisarczyk-Wiza
Bogna Wierusz-Wysocka

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By VM Media Sp. z o.o. VM Group Sp.k., ul. Świętokrzyska 73 , 80–180 Gdańsk, Poland

phone:+48 58 320 94 94, fax:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl