Revista Científica Salud Uninorte, Vol 34, No 2 (2018)

Tamaño de la letra:  Pequeña  Mediana  Grande

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: a challenge for differential diagnosis

Jorge Andrés Lechuga Ortiz, Elías Gonzalo Forero Illera


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 / Keywords

Churg Strauss, Vasculitis, Allergic granulomatosis, Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody

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Reporte de caso

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