CSS / EPGA Vasculitis

Churg Strauss Vasculitis  (CSS) 

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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.

  • Asthma
  • Eosinophilia >10%
  • Neuropathy, mono or poly
  • Pulmonary infiltrates, non-fixed
  • Paranasal sinus abnormality
  • Extravascular eosinophils
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Pathway to better understanding CSS / EPGA, Vasculitis, Autoimmunity and Chronic Illness

 

Here is a list of sites if you are looking for more information on CSS / EPGA

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Cleveland Clinic

John Hopkins Vasculitis Clinic

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Merck Manuals

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