Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a challenge for differential diagnosis
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome, is a rare small and medium vessels vasculitis, consisting of asthma, migratory pulmonary infiltrates and eosinophilia. Its low occurrence makes difficult to achieve an early diagnosis, and hence a directed treatment in order to control it and avoid complications. We report a 31 years-old man with refractary asthma, who developed arthritis and mononeuritis multiplex. Before EGPA´s diagnosis, he had just received asthma treatment (steroids, bronchodilators, antileukotriene and omalizumab); but once EGPA is confirmed and correct treatment was started, there was a remarkable clinical improvement.
Palabras Clave / KeywordsChurg Strauss, Vasculitis, Allergic granulomatosis, Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
Tipo de ArtículoReporte de caso
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