Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 52–57

Eosinophilic fasciitis in a military recruit: MRI evaluation with clinical correlation

  • Chang-Hsien Liou
  • Guo-Shu Huang
  • John A. Taylor
  • Chun-Jung Juan
  • Hong-Wei Gao
  • Cheng-Yu Chen
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-002-0596-7

Cite this article as:
Liou, C., Huang, G., Taylor, J.A. et al. Skeletal Radiol (2003) 32: 52. doi:10.1007/s00256-002-0596-7

Abstract.

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is an uncommon connective tissue disease. We report a patient with EF who presented with episodic swelling and stiffness of his legs and forearms in combination with peripheral eosinophilia. Imaging studies of the legs and forearms, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), clearly demonstrated the characteristic finding of fascial thickening. The complete clinical imaging and pathological findings are described in this report. Cross-sectional imaging is useful in diagnosing EF and in the appropriate clinical scenario may be helpful in differentiating EF from other connective tissue diseases.

Eosinophilic fasciitis Computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-Hsien Liou
    • 1
  • Guo-Shu Huang
    • 1
  • John A. Taylor
    • 3
  • Chun-Jung Juan
    • 1
  • Hong-Wei Gao
    • 4
  • Cheng-Yu Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital & National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, 325, Sec. 2, Neihu 114, Cheng-Kung Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Department of Diagnosis, New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, New York, USA
  4. 4.Department of Pathology, Tri-Service General Hospital & National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.