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What are the symptoms of Churg-Strauss syndrome?

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People who have the disease may feel ill or also have:

If it affects the nerves, you may feel a burning or prickling sensation in the limbs and other parts of the body, followed by loss of sensation or loss of strength. Doctors call this symptom “paresthesia.”

  • Fevers
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Runny nose
  • Facial pain due to inflamed sinuses (sinusitis)
  • Rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in the stools
  • Muscle and joint pain (arthritis)

From: Churg-Strauss Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Churg Strauss Syndrome Association.

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Churg-Strauss syndrome."

Merck Manual: "Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Churg Strauss Syndrome Association.

The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Churg-Strauss syndrome."

Merck Manual: "Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 19, 2019

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