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January 1982

Granulomatous Vasculitis in the Syndrome of Diffuse Fasciitis With Eosinophilia

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Internal Medicine, University of Calgary (Drs Lewkonia and Atkinson); and the Department of Laboratory Medicine (Dr Marx) and the Rheumatic Disease Unit (Drs Lewkonia and Atkinson), Calgary General Hospital, Calgary, Alberta.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(1):73-75. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340140075014

Two patients had an illness with clinical features of the syndrome of diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia. The histologic findings in both patients showed granuloma formation in association with prominent vasculitis, in addition to other previously reported histologic features. The findings in these two cases raise the possibility that this syndrome should be classified with the vasculitides rather than as a variant of scleroderma.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:73-75)