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January 1979

Localized Eosinophilic Fasciitis

Author Affiliations


From the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010010057017

Two patients developed an erythematous, rock-hard induration of their forearms after strenuous physical activity. Peripheral eosinophilia was noted in one patient, but hypergammaglobulinemia was absent. Systemic corticosteroid treatment resulted in remarkable involution of the process in one patient, while the other experienced spontaneous involution. The histologic changes were those of eosinophilic fasciitis.

(Arch Dermatol 115:85-87, 1979)

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