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A case of Churg-Strauss vasculitis complicated by small bowel necrosis.
  1. G. N. Schoretsanitis,
  2. D. M. Wakely,
  3. T. Maddox,
  4. C. Wastell
  1. Academic Surgical Unit, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, UK.


    A case of Churg-Strauss syndrome causing mesenteric intestinal ischaemia and small bowel necrosis is described in a 29-year-old man. Despite conservative management, the patient's condition deteriorated and he underwent five laparotomies. Small and medium-sized arteries within the mesentery and lymph nodes showed necrotizing vasculitis. Currently he is doing well on oral nutrition and medical management.

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