Successful use of rituximab in a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome and refractory central nervous system involvement

J. Saech, K. Owczarzyk, S. Rosgen, H. Petereit, M. Hallek, A. Rubbert-Roth
2009 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases  
Keywords: 1)Churg-Strauss-Syndrom with CNS Involvement 2)Rituximab in CSS 3)Rituximab and ANCA associated vasculitis 4)Rituximab and CNS B) Abstract (or summary for case reports): Word count: 138 Words Churg-Strauss-Syndrom (CSS) is a disorder characterized by pulmonary and systemic small-vessel vasculitis, extravascular granuloma and hypereosinophilia that occurs in patients with asthma and allergic rhinitis. The involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is less common than peripheral
more » ... than peripheral neuropathy, but causes significant morbidity and mortality in affected patients.
doi:10.1136/ard.2009.109850 pmid:19740901 fatcat:2bymu36hm5fcbbub2ig733p7fm