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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113-116

Palpable purpura with foot drop: Common presentations in an uncommon disease

1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Teena Ramesh Mathanda
Department of Dermatology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.153015

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Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disease manifested by hypereosinophilia, vasculitis and tissue infiltration. This report describes the case of a 45-year-old man who presented with a history of fever, difficulty in breathing, reddish lesions over the extremities and inability to walk since two weeks. The cutaneous features prompted us to conduct serial lab investigations which led to an early, potentially life saving diagnosis.

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