TITLE

Intravenous immunoglobulin improves clinical outcome in Churg-Strauss syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Hays, S. R.; Ferrando, R. E.; Carter, R.; Wong, H. H; Woodruff, P. G.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Thorax;Mar2005, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) is a necrotizing vasculitis of medium and small sized vessels clinically characterized by asthma, eosinophilia, and systemic vasculitis associated with circulating antibodies to antineutrophil cytoplasmic antigen. The standard treatment of this condition comprises corticosteroids and, in severe cases, cytotoxic drugs. However, this treatment protocol is associated with a high relapse rate and significant drug dependent side effects. In this prospective study 18 patients with new onset CSS were evaluated and divided into two groups.
ACCESSION #
16455992

 

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