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American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria for the Diagnosis of Churg-Strauss Syndrome

Purpose:

Purpose: To evaluate a patient for clinical features of the Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS, or allergic granulomatosis and angiitis).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M30.1

Description:

The Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic granulomatosis and angiitis) involves destructive inflammation of small to medium muscular arteries with fever, hypereosinophilia and a frequent association with asthma. The characteristic "allergic granulomas" are composed of necrotic, eosinophilic exudates, severe fibrinoid collagen changes, and granuloma formation.

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