The Churg-Strauss syndrome. A case report with angiographically documented coronary involvement and a review of the literature

Chest. 1995 Feb;107(2):578-80. doi: 10.1378/chest.107.2.578.


The Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is an unusual disease that presents as a systemic vasculitis and peripheral eosinophilia in a patient with chronic atopic disease. Although often not prominent on initial presentation, cardiac involvement is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with CSS. We report a case of a young woman with CSS who had a myocardial infarction. Coronary arteriography was performed for recurrent chest pain and demonstrated diffuse vasculopathy consistent with vasculitis in CSS. We have also included a review of the literature on cardiac involvement in CSS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / complications
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Angiography*
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Vasculitis / complications
  • Vasculitis / diagnostic imaging