Eosinophilic fasciitis - Progression to linear scleroderma - A case report


AYDIN A. , balat a., akıncı a., turgut m., mızrak b.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.41, ss.381-385, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.381-385

Özet

Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare disease in children. Although changes similar to linear scleroderma have been reported, the outcome is usually good. In this report, a 10-year-old boy who developed eosinophilic fasciitis without a good response to steroids is presented. He progressed to linear scleroderma within months. Our case reinforces the hypothesis that eosinophilic fasciitis may be an early manifestation or a variant of localized scleroderma similar to the other cases in the literature.