Allergic angiitis and granulomatosis (churg-strauss syndrome): Report of a case with massive thymic involvement in a nonasthmatic patient Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Adenoma, Liver Cell
  • Biomarkers, Tumor
  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1-alpha
  • Incidental Findings
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Mutation
  • Positron-Emission Tomography


  • A 14-year-old nonasthmatic boy who presented with multiple skin lesions and a mediastinal tumor was found to have allergic angiitis and granulomatosis (AAG) (Churg-Strauss syndrome), with prominent involvement of the thymus. The occurrence of AAG in the thymus merits recognition because of possible confusion with a variety of other lesions characterized by proliferation of histiocytes and tissue eosinophilia that affect this organ. In addition, this case illustrates that the absence of asthma should not be used as a definitive criterion for exclusion of the diagnosis of AAG.

publication date

  • January 1986



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0046-8177(86)80137-X

PubMed ID

  • 3710473

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 637

end page

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