What are the dermatologic findings in EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: Spencer T Lowe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Skin involvement (60%) may include the following:

  • Leukocytoclastic angiitis with palpable purpura

  • Livedo reticularis, skin necrosis and gangrene, digital ischemia, urticaria, and subcutaneous nodules (See the image below.)

    The skin rashes of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The bio The skin rashes of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The biopsy of this rash showed eosinophilic leukocytoclastic angiitis with poorly formed granulomas.

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