The Churg-Strauss syndrome: A case report with angiographically documented coronary involvement and a review of the literature

M. Kozak, E. A. Gill, L. S. Green

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Abstract

The Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is an unusual disease that presents as a systemic vasculitis and peripheral eosinophilia in a patient with chronic atopic disease. Although often not prominent on initial presentation, cardiac involvement is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CSS. We report a case of a young woman with CSS who had a myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography was performed for recurrent chest pain and demonstrated diffuse vasculopathy consistent with vasculitis in CSS. We have also included a review of the literature on cardiac involvement in CSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)578-580
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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