Eosinophilic Fasciitis: an Atypical Presentation of a Rare Disease

Poradosu, Sabrina and Vanderlinden, Esther and Michotte, Alex and De Raeve, Hendrik and Allard, Sabine D. (2015) Eosinophilic Fasciitis: an Atypical Presentation of a Rare Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (2). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: We report an atypical presentation of eosinophilic fasciitis and provide a concise overview of the literature. Materials and Methods: Clinical and laboratory findings in a patient presenting with fever and skin induration were recorded. A deep muscle biopsy was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis. Results: A spontaneous favourable clinical and radiological evolution was observed. Conclusion: The diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis is challenging due to the lack of pathognomonic signs and symptoms. As spontaneous resolution has been described, watchful waiting is defendable depending on the clinical presentation. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be useful in establishing the diagnosis, a deep muscle biopsy remains the gold standard diagnostic tool.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eosinophilic fasciitis, Shulman's disease, eosinophilia, oedema
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 15:28
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 15:28
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15013

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