Association Between Churg Strauss Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency: A Myth or Truth? A Rare Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sandeep Kumar Kar
Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology
Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 15, 2016; Accepted date: May 15, 2016; Published date: May 21, 2016
Citation: Kar SK, Choudhuri R, Das A, Mayur N (2016) Association Between Churg Strauss Syndrome and Vitamin D Deficiency: A Myth or Truth? A Rare Case Report. J Anesth Clin Res 7: 625. doi:10.4172/2155-6148.1000625
Copyright: © 2016 Kar SK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Churg-Strauss syndrome is a vasculitis of medium to small sized vessels. Diagnosis is mainly clinical with findings of asthma, eosinophilia, rhinosinusitis and signs of vasculitis in major organs. Vitamin D is thought to be important for maintaining normal function of many non-skeletal tissues such as muscle (including heart muscle), immune function, and inflammation as well as cell proliferation and differentiation. The authors are reporting a case of 56 yrs. old male, a known patient of reactive airway disease who was diagnosed to have Churg Strauss Syndrome associated with severe Vitamin D deficiency and degenerative bone disease. There is a deficiency of adequate documentation of this syndrome along with Vitamin D deficiency in the present medical literature available.