Journal article

Diffuse bilateral orbital inflammation in Churg- Strauss syndrome.

Thanuja Gopal Pradeep, Venkatesh C Prabhakaran, Alan McNab, Thomas Dodd, Dinesh Selva

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg | Published : 2010


A 33-year-old man was diagnosed with asthma and within 5 weeks developed bilateral periocular swelling. Examination revealed bilateral axial proptosis with conjunctival nodules. His blood tests revealed a positive p-antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody with significant eosinophilia. MRI of the orbit showed enlarged extraocular muscles, lacrimal glands, and infiltrative changes in the orbital fat. Biopsy demonstrated granulomatous inflammation with eosinophil predominance. A diagnosis of diffuse bilateral inflammation in Churg-Strauss syndrome was made and the patient responded dramatically to prednisolone with resolution of systemic and orbital findings. The second case was a 72-year-old ..

View full abstract