Clinical Observations in Geriatrics
Published: 2020-07-15

Atypical presentation of eosinophilic granulomatosis - typical presentation in an ageing population?

Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Department of Rheumatology, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland
Churg Strauss syndrome ageing vasculitis

Abstract

Severe systemic vasculitis presenting in an 80 year old female involving a presentation with recurrent pyrexia, eosinophilia, mononeuritis multiplex against a background of late onset asthma, consistent with eosinophilic vasculitis with angiitis is described. Despite appropriate management with resolution of systemic symptoms, she failed to return to baseline functionality. Systemic vasculitis is rare in this population cohort, but it is important to consider as it is treatable albeit with a guarded outlook for full neurological recovery.

Affiliations

Catriona Reddin

Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Kevin Kitt

Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Bernadette Lynch

Department of Rheumatology, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Eamon Mulkerrin

Department of Geriatric medicine, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2020

How to Cite

[1]
Reddin, C., Kitt, K., Lynch, B. and Mulkerrin, E. 2020. Atypical presentation of eosinophilic granulomatosis - typical presentation in an ageing population?. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. (Jul. 2020). DOI:https://doi.org/10.36150/2499-6564-411.
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