Vasculitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of your blood vessels. It can come in many different forms.
Churg-Strauss syndrome is one of the many forms of vasculitis. It is a systemic vasculitis. Churg-Strauss syndrome occurs in people who have a history of allergy or asthma.
It involves inflammation of your blood vessels (angiitis) in your nerves, skin, abdomen and lungs. Churg-Strauss syndrome involves blood vessels in your small arteries and veins. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to your vital tissues and organs. Sometimes, this can permanently damage them.
Churg-Strauss syndrome is also known by other names. It is also referred to as allergic granulomatosis and allergic angiitis.
Churg-Strauss syndrome was first described by Dr. Jacob Churg and Dr. Lotte Strauss in 1951. They discovered that this condition shares many of the same pathological and clinical features as polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), which is another type of vasculitis.
Fortunately, Churg-Strauss syndrome is an extremely rare disease. It usually happens in a middle aged person. Women and men are affected equally by this condition.
There are several ways that Churg-Strauss syndrome may affect you. It will depend on the areas of your body that are affected. Some of these effects include:
- Nasal or sinus passage inflammation
- Weight loss
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Skin nodules or lumps on your extremities
- Weakness or numbness in your extremities
- Abdominal pain
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Confusion or seizures
- Irregular heartbeat
- Blood in your urine
- Night sweats.
Some people are mildly affected by Churg-Strauss syndrome. Other people have severe or life-threatening complications.
You or a loved one may have Churg-Strauss syndrome. This disease and/or complications along with or resulting from it may be the cause of you or your loved one’s disability. Churg-Strauss syndrome and problems arising from it or in conjunction with it may be why you are unable to work.
If this is you or your loved one’s situation, do you need assistance? Are you in need of financial help?
Have you or your loved one applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by Churg-Strauss syndrome and/or complications resulting from or along with it? Were you or your loved one denied?
You or your loved one might be considering appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you decide to do this, here is something to remember.
You or your loved one will need the assistance of a disability attorney in this procedure. The reason for this is because people who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at Social Security Home are approved more often than people who are without an attorney.
Do not hesitate. This may affect you or your loved one for the rest of your life. Let us help you find an advocate to help you with your Social Security disability appeal.