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Conjunctival involvement in Churg-Strauss syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3777079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 64-year-old man had slowly progressive thickening of the bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva of the right eye, followed by signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. A biopsy specimen of the conjunctival lesions demonstrated granulomatous inflammation with eosinophils compatible with a diagnosis of Churg-Strauss syndrome (asthma, eosinophilia, vasculitis, and granulomatous inflammation with eosinophils). Subsequently, fever, shortness of breath, moderate renal failure, and anemia developed. Therapy with systemic corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide was instituted, with resolution of the systemic and ocular manifestations.
C L Shields; J A Shields; T I Rozanski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-04     Completed Date:  1986-12-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  601-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Conjunctival Diseases / pathology*
Eosinophilia / pathology
Granuloma / pathology*
Middle Aged
Vasculitis / pathology

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