J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1996 Jan;39(1):120-125.

A Case of Eosinophilic Fasciitis

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Eosinophilic faciitis is a recently recognized entity causing inflammation, thickening and fibrosis of the fascia, which is associated with hypergammaglobulinemia, peripheral eosinolhila. This case of 11 year-old male patient who complaint migrating arthralgia and flexion contration with nodule on left upper extremity for 6 month and suddenly developed proptosis had hypergammaglobulinemia and elevated ESR. Biopsy of the nodule demonstrated inflammatory infiltration of eosinophil in fascia and subcutis, which was consisted with eoainophilic fasciitis. We report a case of eosinophilic fasciitis with brief review who was treated with corticosteroid and had symptomatic improvement.

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Eosinophilic fasciitis
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