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Allergy and Airway: Asthma and Allergy |

Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA) Presenting With Difficult-to-Treat Asthma

Qingling Zhang, PhD; Xu Shi, PhD; Rihuang Qiu, MD; Jiaxing Xie, PhD; Jing Li, PhD; Rongchang Chen, PhD
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State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital, Guangzhou, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A5. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.007
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SESSION TITLE: Asthma and Allergy

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM

PURPOSE: To improve the diagnosis of the Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA) with pulmonary involvement only from difficult-to-treat asthmatics

METHODS: We recruited 12 EGPA patients featured involvement of respiratory system only, 10 EGPA patients featured involvement of multiple systems or organs (including respiratory system, nervous system, skin, digestive system, heart, and kidney) and 122 difficult-to-treat asthmatics. The clinical data, including clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and pathology were retrospectively investigated We recruited 12 EGPA patients featured involvement of respiratory system only, 10 EGPA patients featured involvement of multiple systems or organs (including respiratory system, nervous system, skin, digestive system, heart, and kidney) and 122 difficult-to-treat asthmatics. The clinical data, including clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and pathology were retrospectively investigated

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