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Churg-Strauss syndrome associated with AA amyloidosis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22891088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Churg Strauss syndrome is a rare systemic and pulmonary vasculitis exceptionally associated with AA amyloidosis. We report the case of a 65-year old woman with past medical history of asthma. She developed polyarthralgia, headache and purpura. A laboratory workout found hypereosinophilia (1150/µL), positive p-ANCA, microscopic haematuria and proteinuria at 2g/day. A diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome was established based on five criteria of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Renal biopsy showed an important type AA amyloid deposit. The patient was treated with steroids with a good response of the vasculitis and amyloidosis with disappearance of the proteinuria.
Mouna Maamar; Zoubida Tazi-Mezalek; Hicham Harmouche; Zitouna El Hamany; Mohammed Adnaoui; Mohammed Aouni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pan African medical journal     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1937-8688     ISO Abbreviation:  Pan Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-14     Completed Date:  2012-12-03     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517926     Medline TA:  Pan Afr Med J     Country:  Uganda    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine Ibn Sina Hospital, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / complications*
Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications*
Serum Amyloid A Protein*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Serum Amyloid A Protein

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