Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1999 Dec;19(6):977-982.

A Case of Churg-Strauss Syndrome with Appendicitis and Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Churg-Strauss Syndrome is a disorder of hypereosinophilia and systemic vasculitis in subjects with asthma and allergic rhinitis. Clinically, a multiple organ system can be involved with various manifestations of disease of lung, heart, skin, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tract. We experienced a case of Churg- Strauss syndrome presenting as the appendicitis and the lower gastrointestinal bleeding in a 37-year-old male patient with acute lower abdominal pain. He also showed peripheral eosinophilia, bronchial asthma, and mononeuritis multiplex. He initially received a high dose corticosteroid and was maintained with low doses of corticosteroid, cyclophosphomide and exchange plasmapheresis.

Keyword

Churg-Strauss syndrome; Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Pain
Adult
Appendicitis*
Asthma
Churg-Strauss Syndrome*
Eosinophilia
Heart
Hemorrhage*
Humans
Lung
Male
Mononeuropathies
Musculoskeletal System
Nervous System
Plasmapheresis
Rhinitis
Skin
Systemic Vasculitis
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