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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Mar;10(1):66-70. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2007.
Copyright © 2007 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Churg-Strauss Syndrome in Infancy
Su Min Shon, Kyo Il Kim, Moon Ho Park, Yu Na Kang,* Hee Jung Lee, and Jin Bok Hwang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung UniversitySchool of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
*Department of Pathology, Keimyung UniversitySchool of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Keimyung UniversitySchool of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a disorder characterized by pulmonary and systemic small- vessel vasculitis, extravascular eosinophilic infiltration and hypereosinophilia; it is rarely diagnosed in the pediatric age group. We experienced a case of CSS in a male infant who had repeated symptoms of asthma with hypereosinophilia and transitory non-fixed pulmonary infiltrates on chest radiographs. He also had rectal bleeding in early infancy and multiple erosions with extravascular eosinophilic infiltrations in the sigmoid colon. We report a rare case of CSS in a 14-month-old infant and review the medical literature.

Keywords: Churg-Strauss syndrome; Infant