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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

Churg-strauss syndrome without respiratory symptoms in a child

1 Department of Paediatrics, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Dubai
2 Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Dubai

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R B Basak
Department of Pediatrics, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.77561

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Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) is rare in children. It consists of a small- and medium-sized vessel vasculitis, with skin and peripheral nerve involvement. It is characterized by eosinophilia, extravascular necrotizing granuloma, and eosinophilic infiltration of multiple organs particularly the lungs, but may also involve the gastrointestinal tract, the heart, and the kidneys. The condition is usually associated with a preceding history of asthma or allergic sinusitis. It has rarely been reported in children, where most of the cases had pre-existing asthma, allergic rhinitis, or atopic disease. We report a 10-year-old Arab girl proven to have CSS, with no history of asthma or allergic rhinitis, who presented with tender cutaneous nodules of lower extremities, foot drop, and peripheral eosinophilia, without any clinical respiratory symptoms or signs.

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