Eosinophilic fasciitis: a good response with conservative treatment

K. Gaffney, G. Kearns, D. Moraes, J. F. O'Dowd, E. B. Casey

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Abstract

A 52 year old man developed progressive painful swelling of both calves and difficulty walking. Physical examination showed asymmetrical localised swelling with induration and tenderness on palpation. Peripheral blood eosinophilia was noted. Biopsy of deep fascia and muscle showed typical features of eosinophilic fasciitis. He was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and intensive physiotherapy. The clinical features had completely resolved six months later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-257
Number of pages2
JournalIrish Journal of Medical Science
Volume162
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Eosinophilia/complications
  • Fasciitis/complications
  • Humans
  • Leg
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Treatment Outcome

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