Churg-Strauss Syndrome: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 5/19/2021

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare condition characterized by the inflammation of blood vessels (known as vasculitis). It occurs in people with a history of allergy or asthma. The blood vessels involved in Churg-Strauss syndrome are small arteries and veins in the lungs, skin, abdomen, and nerves.

Signs and symptoms of Churg-Strauss syndrome include

Other associated signs and symptoms can include

Inflammation of the urinary bladder and prostate gland can also occur in people with the condition.

Cause of Churg-Strauss syndrome

The exact cause of Churg-Strauss syndrome is not understood, but it is thought to involve an overactivation of the immune system in certain people.

Other churg-strauss syndrome symptoms and signs


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Jameson, J. Larry, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018.