Medicine

Galikesh.com / Daily Medicine News And Articles

Mon12092019

Last update12:29:17 AM GMT

Back Blood, Heart and Circulation Eosinophilic Disorders

Eosinophilic Disorders

Churg-Strauss Syndrome

  • PDF
This single copy is for your personal, noncommercial use only. For permission to reprint multiple copies or to order presentation-ready copies for distribution, use the reprints link below.Definition

Churg-Strauss syndrome — also known as allergic granulomatosis (gran-u-loe-muh-TOE-sis) and allergic angiitis (an-je-I-tis) — is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them.

A...

This single copy is for your personal, noncommercial use only. For permission to reprint multiple copies or to order presentation-ready copies for distribution, use the reprints link below.Definition

Churg-Strauss syndrome —...

Treatment of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

  • PDF
Treatment of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome
Treatment goals include decreasing blood eosinophil numbers, preventing organ damage,
and slowing disease progression. Treatments vary based on organs involved and disease
severity, as well as on the presence of other medical problems a patient may have. Therapy
for hypereosinophilic syndrome requires careful discussion with your health care providers
regarding the risks and benefits of the treatment for your specific HES- related...

Diagnosis of Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS)

  • PDF
Churg Strauss Syndrome

WHAT IS CSS?
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a difficult to treat syndrome manifested by not just asthma, but also, eosinophilic vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels characterized by high levels of blood eosinophils. CSS is characterized by involvement of many different organ systems, particularly the sinuses, the lungs, and the nerves. However, it can also directly affect the heart, the gastrointestinal tract, the genitourinary system, and the skin....

Treatment of Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS)

  • PDF
TREATMENT AND PROGNOSIS OF CSS

Systemic corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for patients with CSS. Prednisone is used to treat asthma and intravenous steroids may be required to handle acute flares. Steroids are required for months, if not years, and some patients are unable to come off of this therapy due to recrudescence of underlying symptoms. When the heart, GI tract and nervous system are involved, the chemotherapeutic agent cyclophosphamide is added on to suppress the...

Diagnosis of Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)

  • PDF
About Hypereosinophilic Syndrome

What is an Eosinophil?

An eosinophil is a type of white blood cell that plays an important role in the human immune system. For example, it helps us fight off certain types of infections like parasites. Many different problems can cause high numbers of eosinophils in the blood, including allergies, asthma, some gastrointestinal disorders, parasitic infection, some blood/bone marrow diseases, certain cancers, and other problems.


Normally, there are less...