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Eosinophilic fasciitis associated with simple traumatism.

Authors
  • Romero, A G
  • Fernandez, J G
  • Calatayud, J C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta dermatovenerologica Croatica : ADC
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2001
Volume
9
Issue
4
Pages
287–290
Identifiers
PMID: 11879585
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Eosinophilic fasciiitis is an idiopathic and uncommon condition, a scleroderma-like disorder that predominantly affects the extremities and is characterized by marked thickening and inflammation of the fascia, associated with with peripheral blood eosinophilia, hypergammaglobulinemia, and characteristic histologic findings. A case is presented of a 75-year-old female patient who sought medical assistance for sudden occurrence of induration and erythema of both lower extremities one week after she had fallen from a one-meter height, with generalization of the signs. The diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis was made on the basis of histopathologic findings, and treatment with glucocorticoids, non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and antihistaminics was prescribed.

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