Eosinophilic fasciitis responds well to steroids and methotrexate

Asmaa Sabr Mahdi*, Iman H. Nasr, Suad Al Jahdhami, Atheel Kamona, Humaid A. Al Wahshi

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Abstract

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease with an unknown etiology. Making a diagnosis in such a case is always a challenge as it is a rare disease and mimics scleroderma and scleroderma-like syndrome but should be kept in mind as it carries a high mortality. Furthermore, it is a treatable disease. Here, we report a 41-year-old woman who presented to the rheumatology clinic at the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, with a one-month history of bilateral swelling of the forearms along with skin tightness and fingers contraction. Her history and physical examination along with histopathological examination and magnetic resonance imaging findings were consistent with EF. She showed an excellent response to steroids and methotrexate which is not a combination therapy that has been tried or mentioned previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-567
Number of pages4
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eosinophilic Fasciitis
  • Eosinophils
  • Fasciitis
  • Forearm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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