Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1996;39(1):120-125.
Published online January 15, 1996.
A Case of Eosinophilic Fasciitis
Dong Hee Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Won Bae Lee, Jun Sung Lee
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea
호산구성 근막염 1례
이동희, 김종현, 이원배, 이준성
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Abstract
Eosinophilic faciitis is a recently recognized entity causing inflammation, thickening and fibrosis of the fascia, which is associated with hypergammaglobulinemia, peripheral eosinolhila. This case of 11 year-old male patient who complaint migrating arthralgia and flexion contration with nodule on left upper extremity for 6 month and suddenly developed proptosis had hypergammaglobulinemia and elevated ESR. Biopsy of the nodule demonstrated inflammatory infiltration of eosinophil in fascia and subcutis, which was consisted with eoainophilic fasciitis. We report a case of eosinophilic fasciitis with brief review who was treated with corticosteroid and had symptomatic improvement.
Key Words: Eosinophilic fasciitis


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