MARIO GIORDANO, M.D.; MARISA ARA, M.D.; CARMINE CICALA, M.D.; GABRIELE VALENTINI, M.D.; UGO CHIANESE, M.D.; MARIO VATTI, M.D.
GIORDANO M, ARA M, CICALA C, VALENTINI G, CHIANESE U, VATTI M. Eosinophilic Fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:645-646. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-645_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):645-646.
To the editor: In their interesting recent paper, Rosenthal and Benson (1) describe a case with clinical, histologic, and laboratory findings typical of eosinophilic fasciitis. A symmetric polyarthritis was also present. The authors affirm that synovitis may be a significant part of the syndrome.
We wish to suggest that periostitis too may be present in eosinophilic fasciitis. We are presently seeing a 25-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman with the syndrome. Both of them have the characteristic clinical, histologic, and laboratory picture of eosinophilic fasciitis. In both cases, in addition to pseudosclerodermic lesions including tightness in arms, legs, hands, feet,
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