Churg-Strauss syndrome complicated by colon erosion, acalculous cholecystitis and liver abscesses

World J Gastroenterol. 2005 Sep 7;11(33):5248-50. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i33.5248.


We report on a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) with colon erosion, cholecystitis and liver abscesses. A 21-year-old woman with a history of bronchial asthma for 3 years was admitted with a complaint of abdominal pain. Laboratory findings included remarkable leukocytosis and eosinophilia, and a colonoscopy revealed erosion from the rectum to the ileocecal region. In addition, a colonic biopsy specimen showed necrotizing vasculitis and marked eosinophilic infiltration. On the basis of the clinical features and histopathological findings, she was diagnosed with CSS and subsequently treated with oral prednisolone, after which the eosinophilia and abdominal pain disappeared. However, on the 15th d in hospital she developed cholecystitis and liver abscesses. She was therefore treated with antibiotics and as a result went into clinical remission.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cholecystitis / etiology*
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications*
  • Colonic Diseases / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Abscess / etiology*