Eosinophilic Fasciitis: an Atypical Presentation of a Rare Disease
Objectives: We report an atypical presentation of eosinophilic fasciitis and provide a concise overview of the literature.
Materials and Methods: Clinical and laboratory findings in a patient presenting with fever and skin induration were recorded. A deep muscle biopsy was performed in order to confirm the diagnosis.
Results: A spontaneous favourable clinical and radiological evolution was observed.
Conclusion: The diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis is challenging due to the lack of pathognomonic signs and symptoms. As spontaneous resolution has been described, watchful waiting is defendable depending on the clinical presentation. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be useful in establishing the diagnosis, a deep muscle biopsy remains the gold standard diagnostic tool.
Issue: Vol. 2 No. 2 (2015) (view)