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 47 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Eosinophilic fasciitis associated with Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, positive antinuclear antibody and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody.
 

Author(s): Biswanath Behera, Nidhi Singh, Laxmisha Chandrashekar, Arjuna Babu Sathya, Devinder Mohan Thappa, Pampa Ch Toi

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;84(2):224-227.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diagnostic utility of Magnetic Ressonance Imaging in Eosinophilic Fasciitis.
 

Author(s): Alexandra Daniel, Gisela Eugénio, Sara Serra, Armando Malcata, Maria João Salvador

Journal: Acta Reumatol Port. ;42(3):271-272.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Eosinophilic fasciitis.
 

Author(s): Elisa Baranski Lamback, Fernanda Simões Seabra Resende, Thiara Cristina Rocha Lenzi

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;91(5 suppl 1):57-59.

 

Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare sclerodermiform syndrome of unknown etiology. It is characterized by the thickening of the muscular fascia and subcutaneous tissue, with a variable infiltration of eosinophils. Peripheral eosinophilia, poly or monoclonal hypergammaglobulinemia and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Eosinophilic Fasciitis" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Morphea and Eosinophilic Fasciitis: An Update.
 

Author(s): Jorre S Mertens, Marieke M B Seyger, Rogier M Thurlings, Timothy R D J Radstake, Elke M G J de Jong

Journal: Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Aug;18(4):491-512.

 

Morphea, also known as localized scleroderma, encompasses a group of idiopathic sclerotic skin diseases. The spectrum ranges from relatively mild phenotypes, which generally cause few problems besides local discomfort and visible disfigurement, to subtypes with severe complications ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 14 Sep 2018

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Shulman Fasciitis Prevalence Study in Alsace
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Shulman Fasciitis

 

Last Updated: 25 Apr 2017

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