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CLINICAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11-17

Care of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis


Allergy and Immunology Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Mrs. Blessing Reena Dason
Allergy and Immunology Unit, Hamad Medical Corporation, Post Box No. 3050, Doha
Qatar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJCN.IJCN_10_19

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Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis formerly known as Churg–Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a multisystemic rare autoimmune disorder which results in restriction of blood flow to the vital organs, particularly the respiratory tract. CSS occurs in patients with a history of asthma or allergy. It has complex pathophysiology involving genetic factors, extrinsic agents and different cell types such as T-cells, oesinophils, B-cells, resident cells and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. Treatment mainly involves the administration of corticosteroids. Better knowledge about the disease condition and its treatment will assist nurses to educate the patients regarding the illness and prevention of further complication by adapting a healthy lifestyle such as regular exercise, Vitamin D supplement, diet control, smoking cessation and regular follow-up.


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