What is the prognosis of EGPA (Churg-Strauss syndrome)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: Spencer T Lowe, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Overall, without treatment, the 5-year survival rate in EGPA is about 25%. With treatment, the 1-year survival rate is 90% and the 5-year survival rate is 62%.

Causes of death associated with Churg-Strauss syndrome include the following:

  • Cardiac failure, myocardial infarction, or both (most common cause)

  • Renal failure

  • Cerebral hemorrhage

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding


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