What is the cornerstone of therapy for EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: Spencer T Lowe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Glucocorticoids are the cornerstone of therapy for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA; Churg-Strauss syndrome). [2] For life- or organ-threatening disease, glucocorticoids are combined with other immunosuppressant drugs, such as cyclophosphamide, for induction of remission, and maintenance therapy is provided with azathioprine or methotrexate. [2]


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