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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine