Churg-Strauss syndrome in an HCV seropositive patient


Dikensoy Ö. , Bayram N., Erbagci Z., Namiduru M., Filiz A., Ekinci E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.57, no.5, pp.439-440, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.439-440

Abstract

Churg-Strauss syndrome was considered rare until leukotriene modifiers were introduced into medical practice in 1996. Since then, an increasing number of reports considering a possible relationship between leukotriene receptor antagonists and the Churg-Strauss syndrome have been published. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a blood-borne infection and a major health problem with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Previously, numerous reports suggested a relationship between HCV and certain autoimmune disorders such as cryoglobulinaemia and polyarteritis nodosa. We present a patient with HCV seropositive Churg-Strauss syndrome and a history of systemic corticosteroid and leukotriene receptor antagonist use, and discuss the possible risk factors in the aetiology of Churg-Strauss syndrome.