Case report. Eosinophilic fasciitis: A distinct clinical entity?

Stanley M Naguwa, D. L. Robbins, J. J. Castles

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Abstract

Eosinophilic Fasciitis is a syndrome characterized by exertion related scleroderma-like skin changes, peripheral eosinophilia, hypergammaglobulinemia and diffuse fasciitis. Controversy exists as to the precise classification of the syndrome, i.e., whether it is a distinct entity or a variant of scleroderma. We describe a patient with eosinophilic fasciitis but with several unique features: 1) progressive skin changes unresponsive to corticosteroid therapy; 2) elevated anti-DNA antibodies; 3) hypocomplementemia; and 4) a followup biopsy showing sclerodermatoid skin changes. These features and others relating to the controversial aspects of classification of eosinophilic fasciitis are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume286
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

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