Dextromethorphan for neuropathic pain with Churg-Strauss syndrome

M. Harada, R. Kuwahara, H. Yoshida, O. Hashimoto, M. Sakamoto, Y. Koga, T. Kano, M. Sata

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A 48-year old man who had been treated with prednisolone, aminophylline, and pranlukast, a leukotriene-receptor antagonist, was diagnosed with Churg-Strauss syndrome based on the findings of asthma, eosinophilia, mononeuropathy, and extravascular eosinophils. Intractable neuropathic pain of the legs was successfully controlled with an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist, dextromethorphan. We suggest that dextromethorphan receptor antagonists may be a useful treatment for the pain of neuropathy caused by vasculitis syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalModern rheumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Pranlukast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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