Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 24, Issue 6, pp 634–636

Eosinophilic fasciitis successfully treated with cyclosporine

  • Aleksandra Bukiej
  • Jerzy Dropiński
  • Grzegorz Dyduch
  • Andrzej Szczeklik
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10067-005-1099-4

Cite this article as:
Bukiej, A., Dropiński, J., Dyduch, G. et al. Clin Rheumatol (2005) 24: 634. doi:10.1007/s10067-005-1099-4

Abstract

We report on a 45-year-old female who developed eosinophilic fasciitis, characterized by scleroderma-like skin indurations, predominantly on the extremities and chest, with joint contractures and intermittent blood eosinophilia. Histologic examination revealed fibrosis of muscle fascia and eosinophilic infiltration. High-dose systemic corticosteroid therapy was ineffective, but cyclosporine treatment led to remission.

Keywords

Cyclosporine Eosinophilic fasciitis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandra Bukiej
    • 1
  • Jerzy Dropiński
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Dyduch
    • 2
  • Andrzej Szczeklik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineJagiellonian University School of MedicineCracowPoland
  2. 2.Department of PathologyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

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