Definition of Allergic granulomatosis
Allergic granulomatosis: A disease (also often called the Churg-Straus syndrome) characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in persons with a history of asthma or allergy.
The ultimate test for the diagnosis of Churg-Straus syndrome is a biopsy of involved tissue.
Treatment of Churg-Strauss syndrome involves stopping inflammation and suppressing the immune system.
The Churg-Straus syndrome is named for the American pathologists Jacob Churg and Lotte Straus.
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