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Eosinophilic fasciitis presenting as a unilateral, solitary plaque

  • Author(s): Alexanian, Claire
  • Cheng, Michelle
  • Kiuru, Maija
  • Wang, Jenny Z
  • Le, Stephanie T
  • Tartar, Danielle M
  • et al.
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Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare connective tissue disorder characterized by inflammation of the fascia that leads to painful, indurated skin. Because of its variable clinical presentation and overlap with conditions, such as morphea, the diagnosis of eosinophilic fasciitis can be challenging and relies on clinical presentation, histopathologic and laboratory analysis, and response to therapy. Herein, we present an unusual, solitary, isolated plaque with pathologic features and response to therapy most consistent with eosinophilic fasciitis.

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