Eosinophilic Fasciitis

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Eosinophilic Fasciitis

Eosinophilic fasciitis is a very rare condition in which muscle tissue underneath the skin, called fascia, becomes swollen and thick. Rapid swelling can occur in the hands, arms, legs, and feet. People with this condition have a buildup of eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, in the affected fascia and muscles. The exact cause of this condition is unknown. Fewer than 300 cases have been reported in the past 35 years. Eosinophilic fasciitis is similar in appearance to scleroderma but is not related.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Eosinophilic Fasciitis" returned 45 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Severe eosinophilic fasciitis: comparison of treatment with D-penicillamine plus corticosteroids vs. corticosteroids alone.
 

Author(s): F A Mendoza, R Bai, A G Kebede, S A Jimenez

Journal: Scand. J. Rheumatol.. 2016 ;45(2):129-34.

 

To compare the therapeutic effectiveness of corticosteroids (CS) alone vs. CS plus d-penicillamine (d-Pen) in severe eosinophilic fasciitis.

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2016

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Ultrasound is a useful adjunct in diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis.
 

Author(s): Sumantro Mondal, Rudra Prosad Goswami, Debanjali Sinha, Alakendu Ghosh

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2015 Nov;54(11):2041.

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2015

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Eosinophilic fasciitis following allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in a patient with acute myeloid leukaemia.
 

Author(s): Gong-Yao Chu, Hsing-Lin Lin, Gwo-Shing Chen, Ching-Ying Wu

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2014 Mar;94(2):221-2.

 

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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The terms "Eosinophilic Fasciitis" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Eosinophilic fasciitis (Shulman's disease): Diagnostic and therapeutic review].
 

Author(s): D Sène

Journal: Rev Med Interne. 2015 Nov;36(11):738-45.

 

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by symmetrical and painful swelling with a progressive induration and thickening of the skin and soft tissues. The diagnosis of EF is often based on the association of characteristic skin or subcutaneous ...

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2015

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[Eosinophilic fasciitis].
 

Author(s): Karolina Niklas, Arkadiusz Niklas, Mariusz Puszczewicz

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Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare connective tissue disease with unclear etiology and pathogenesis. It is classified as a scleroderma-like syndrome. The disease is characterized by fibrosis of the skin and subcutaneous tissues with significant thickening of fascia. Visceral involvement ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2015

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Eosinophilic fasciitis: typical abnormalities, variants and differential diagnosis of fasciae abnormalities using MR imaging.
 

Author(s): T Kirchgesner, B Dallaudière, P Omoumi, J Malghem, B Vande Berg, F Lecouvet, F Houssiau, C Galant, A Larbi

Journal: Diagn Interv Imaging. 2015 Apr;96(4):341-8.

 

Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare condition. It is generally limited to the distal parts of the arms and legs. MRI is the ideal imaging modality for diagnosing and monitoring this condition. MRI findings typically evidence only fascial involvement but on a less regular basis signal ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2015

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Genotype and Phenotype Correlation in Hereditary Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (Upshaw-Schulman Syndrome)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Congenital Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Familial Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Congenital; Upshaw-Schulman Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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Shulman Fasciitis Prevalence Study in Alsace
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Shulman Fasciitis

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2016

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