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Congestive cardiomyopathy and endobronchial granulomas as manifestations of Churg-Strauss syndrome.
  1. R. Alvarez-Sala,
  2. C. Prados,
  3. E. Armada,
  4. A. Del Arco,
  5. J. Villamor
  1. Department of Pneumology, La Paz Hospital, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.


    Churg-Strauss syndrome is a systemic vasculitis. Its most frequent complications are heart diseases and asthma. Usually, cardiological manifestations are pericarditis, cardiac failure and myocardial infarction. Endobronchial granulomas identified by bronchoscopy are unusual. We present the case of a man with congestive cardiomyopathy and endobronchial granulomas macroscopically visible at bronchoscopy. After a review of medical literature, we found one case of congestive cardiomyopathy and no cases of endobronchial granulomas observed by bronchoscopy associated with Churg-Strauss syndrome.

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