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What kind of biopsies might doctors do to diagnose Churg-Strauss syndrome?

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If your doctor thinks you have this condition, you may get a biopsy (a small tissue sample) of an affected area to see if the blood vessels in the area are inflamed. For instance, your biopsy might come from an area of your skin that has a suspicious rash. In some cases, your doctor may recommend doing a kidney or lung biopsy.

From: Churg-Strauss Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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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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