Apart from some inherited forms, polyneuropathy is a disorder secondary to systemic diseases. The symptoms of chronic polyneuropathy usually appear some years after the main disease has been diagnosed. However, the acute-subacute form can be the first manifestation of a systemic disease, when its typical clinical features are still absent. The diagnosis of polyneuropathy is based on clinical symptoms and electrophysilogic studies, and it also could be supported by spinal fluid examination and peripherial nerve biopsy. Authors report here on a case presenting as Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated with subacute axonal polyneuropathy and eosinophilia characteristic for the disease. Although Churg-Strauss syndrome is rare, it is important to recognise it, because remission depends on immunsuppressive therapy introduced in the early stage.
|Translated title of the contribution||Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated by polyneuropathy|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - May 14 2006|
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