Juvenile eosinophilic fasciitis: Three case reports with a review of the literature

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Abstract

Objective. Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon scleroderma-like disorder characterised by induration and thickening of skin and soft tissue, usually associated with peripheral eosinophilia, poorly characterised in childhood. Methods. We report 3 paediatric cases of eosinophilic fasciitis showing unusual clinical and histopathological features with a review of the literature. Results. All cases presented progressive motility impairment started from upper limbs with no skin abnormalities. All cases showed systemic inflammatory involvement and 2 patients had acute complications. Two patients developed disabling outcomes despite appropriate treatments. Conclusion. Eosinophilic fasciitis may present unusual clinical and histopathological features during childhood and requires early recognition in order to prevent acute complications and disabling outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume34
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Eosinophilia
  • Juvenile-onset scleroderma
  • Paediatrics
  • Rheumatology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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