Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—Dr Wechsler and colleagues1describe patients taking zafirlukast (Accolate)
for asthma who develop Churg-Strauss syndrome following discontinuation of
treatment with corticosteroids. The authors speculate that the syndrome was
possibly unmasked following corticosteroid withdrawal and not directly related
We report a case that is similar to those described by Wechsler et al
except that this patient had not been taking corticosteroids for her asthma.
Katz RS, Papernik M. Zafirlukast and Churg-Strauss Syndrome. JAMA. 1998;279(24):1949–1950. doi:10.1001/jama.279.24.1949