Phrenic nerve palsy in a patient of Churg Strauss syndrome and mononeuritis multiplex

Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Jan;27(1):137-9. doi: 10.1007/s10067-007-0703-1. Epub 2007 Sep 5.

Abstract

Neurological manifestations like mononeuritis multiplex are seen commonly in patients with Churg Strauss syndrome. Cranial nerve involvement and central nervous system involvement are also reported, although infrequently. Phrenic nerve involvement has not been reported so far. We report a patient with Churg Strauss syndrome who presented with mononeuritis multiplex and developed left-sided phrenic nerve palsy subsequently.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Administration, Oral
  • Albuterol / analogs & derivatives
  • Albuterol / therapeutic use
  • Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / pathology*
  • Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
  • Drug Therapy, Combination
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mononeuropathies / drug therapy
  • Mononeuropathies / etiology
  • Mononeuropathies / pathology*
  • Paralysis / drug therapy
  • Paralysis / etiology
  • Paralysis / pathology*
  • Phrenic Nerve / pathology*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Salmeterol Xinafoate
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Bronchodilator Agents
  • Immunosuppressive Agents
  • Salmeterol Xinafoate
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisolone
  • Albuterol