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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 82  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--52

Atypical presentations of eosinophilic fasciitis

1 Department of Dermatology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Rheumatology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Department of Radiology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
5 Department of Hematology, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Andac Salman
Department of Dermatology, Marmara University Pendik Research and Training Hospital, Fevzi Cakmak Mah, Mimar Sinan Cad., No. 41, Pendik, 34899 Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.171010

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Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon connective tissue disease that may mimic and overlap with other sclerosing disorders such as morphea and lichen sclerosus. Herein, we report four patients (two men and two women, aged 16-64 yeas) with eosinophilic fasciitis. There was overlap with both morphea and lichen sclerosus in 2 patients and with morphoea alone in 1 patient. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used for diagnosis in three patients and for assessing treatment response in one patient. Eosinophilic fasciitis may co-exist with morhoea and lichen sclerosus. In view of the overlapping clinical and histopathological features of these disorders, MRI may be helful in delineating the conditions by detecting involvement of fascia.


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