A. URBANO-MARQUEZ, M.D.
To the editor: Fasciitis with eosinophilia is a disorder characterized by thickening and inflammation of the muscular fascia (1). Many authors consider it a variety of scleroderma that mainly involves fascia and subcutaneous tissue (2). We report the case of a patient two developed clinical features of fasciitis with eosinophilia that turned into progressive scleroderma in 3 months.
A 41-year-old man who had had palindromic rheumatism for 12 years was hospitalized with a 1-month history of pain and swelling of the forearms and legs. On admission, the skin affected was indurated and edematous. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 120 mm/h
URBANO-MARQUEZ A. Eosinophilic Fasciitis Evolving into Scleroderma. Ann Intern Med. ;99:412. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-3-412_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(3):412.
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