Atypical presentations of eosinophilic fasciitis

Ergun T., SEÇKİN GENÇOSMANOĞLU D., SALMAN A., Ocak E. S., YÜCELTEN A. D., Direskeneli H., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY VENEREOLOGY & LEPROLOGY, vol.82, no.1, pp.47-52, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Eosinophilic fasciitis is an uncommon connective tissue disease that may mimic and overlap with other sclerosing disorders such as morphea and lichen sclerosus. Herein, we report four patients (two men and two women, aged 16-64 yeas) with eosinophilic fasciitis. There was overlap with both morphea and lichen sclerosus in 2 patients and with morphoea alone in 1 patient. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used for diagnosis in three patients and for assessing treatment response in one patient. Eosinophilic fasciitis may co-exist with morhoea and lichen sclerosus. In view of the overlapping clinical and histopathological features of these disorders, MRI may be helful in delineating the conditions by detecting involvement of fascia.