Asthma Allergy Immunology

Asthma Allergy Immunology

2009, Vol 7, Num, 1     (Pages: 074-078)

A case with eosinophilic lung diseases: chronic eosinophilic pneumonia or Churg-Strauss syndrome?

Emine ARGÜDER 1, Gülfem E. ÇELİK 2, Sevim BAVBEK 2, Özlem KESKİN GÖKSEL 2, Zeynep MISIRLIGİL 2,

1 Department of Chest Diseases, Bayındır Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Division of Allergy, Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

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Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by hypereosinophilia and systemic vasculitis which usually occurs in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis. We, here, presented a case with Churg-Strauss syndrome with no extra-pulmonary presentation despite involvement in peripheral nervous system as in the form of peripheral mononeuropathy in femoral nerve.

Keywords : Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia, Churg-Strauss syndrome, eosinophilia, vasculitis, peripheral mononeuropathy