Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis in the absence of asthma and blood eosinophilia: a rare presentation of limited Churg-Strauss syndrome

Sevinc A., Hasanoglu H., Gokirmak M., Yildirim Z., Baysal T., Mizrak B.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, cilt.24, ss.301-304, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00296-003-0412-2
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.301-304


Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis, also known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is an uncommon vasculitis of unknown etiology. We report a 21-year-old male patient with fatigue, dry cough, and progressive dyspnea. He had no history of asthma or eosinophilia. Thorax computed tomography showed bullous/cystic areas with thin walls in varying sizes (5-15 mm). Histopathological examination of the open lung biopsy revealed granulomatous infiltration with histiocytes and eosinophilic leukocytes. This extremely rare variant of CSS is discussed.