Author(s): Masjedi MR, Tafti SF, Cheraghvandi A, Fayazi N, Talischi F,
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Abstract INTRODUCTION: 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. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 19-year-old Persian male who developed signs and symptoms of this syndrome related to hyposensitization treatments for allergy control. CONCLUSIONS: No unifying etiology for the disease can be presented as it is found associated with environmental factors, medications, infections and is even considered a variant of asthma with predisposition to vasculitic involvement. Therefore, it is important to recognize this disease and be aware of underdiagnosis because of emphasis on pathologic evidence. Here, we present a case of allergic desensitization causing Churg-Strauss syndrome in the absence of other known factors.
This article was published in J Med Case Rep
and referenced in Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research