CSS / EPGA Vasculitis
Churg Strauss Vasculitis (CSS)
Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EPGA)
Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA) used to be known as Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) . It is a rare autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the small and medium sized blood vessels. It usually manifests itself in 3 stages.
1990 Criteria for the Classification of Churg-Strauss Syndrome . You need at least 4 out of the 6 criteria or a diagnosis of CSS / EPGA to be considered.
- Eosinophilia >10%
- Neuropathy, mono or poly
- Pulmonary infiltrates, non-fixed
- Paranasal sinus abnormality
- Extravascular eosinophils
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EUVAS — European Vasculitis Society
The Vasculitis Patient Advocacy Network (VPAN) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by vasculitis through providing assistance in locating quality physician care, patient empowerment via education, and patient advocacy.
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