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All Diseases > Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
Alternative Names: Churg-Strauss (CSS)
Disease Category: Vasculitis Disorders
A rare, multisystemic disorder affecting the lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, and extremity nerves. It is characterized by the abnormal clustering of white blood cells called eosinophils in the blood and tissues, vasculitis (blood vessel inflammation), and formation of granulomas (inflamed nodular lesions). Symptoms include allergic reactions, asthma, lung abnormalities, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), coughing, wheezing, malaise (general discomfort), fever, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, and weight loss.
Research groups studying this disease
Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)View Disease Definition
Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation
We raise awareness of vasculitis, fund research and provide support to people with vasculitis in the UK.
Vasculitis Foundation Canada
Vasculitis Foundation Canada encourages and supports research efforts for the cause and cure for all forms of Vasculitis.
Supports and advances the cause of vasculitis patients, researchers, and healthcare professionals.