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Acute fulminant neuropathy in a patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome.
  1. K. K. Ng,
  2. H. M. Yeung,
  3. K. T. Loo,
  4. H. M. Chan,
  5. C. K. Wong,
  6. P. C. Li
  1. Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


    We report a patient with an acute neuropathy initially mimicking Guillain-Barré syndrome, both clinically and electrophysiologically. Persistent eosinophilia, positive antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody and eosinophilic vasculitis in sural nerve biopsy later confirmed Churg-Strauss syndrome. Since vasculitic neuropathy can present in an acute and fulminant form, the role of early antibody testing and sural nerve biopsy in atypical cases of acute neuropathy is emphasized.

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