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Hernández SA, García BV, Reyes E, Orozco TR
Churg-Strauss granuloma: a little recognized disease. Retrospective study of 20 years
Dermatología Rev Mex 2010; 54 (2)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 59-66
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Background: Churg-Strauss granuloma is an unfrequent entity that is present mainly in rheumatoid arthritis and other immune complexmediated diseases. Differential diagnosis included: rheumatoid nodules, granuloma annular and erythema elevatum diutinum.
Objective: To review the cases of Churg-Strauss granuloma in a period of 15 years in a reference hospital.
Material and methods: A review of records and biopsies of patients with histological findings suggestive of the disease was made.
Results: 20 cases, 17 female and 3 males. Fifteen had rheumatologic diseases. Twelve of those patients had activity despite of treatment. Frequent topography was elbows and morphology was different sizes nodules. Histopathology showed well differentiated granulomas in 11 cases. Once the systemic disease was controlled granulomas were cured.
Conclusions: Churg-Strauss granuloma is a differential diagnostic to consider in patients with immune complex mediated diseases that presents with nodules. It is mandatory the histopathology study to get the diagnosis.

Key words: Churg-Strauss granuloma, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid nodules, granuloma annulare, erythema elevatum diutinum.


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