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Definition of Churg-Strauss syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome: A disease characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in persons with history of asthma or allergy. The symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, inflammation of the nasal passages, numbness, and weakness. The diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy of involved tissue. Treatment involves stopping inflammation and suppressing the immune system. Also known as allergic granulomatosis and allergic granulomatous angiitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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