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

Chang Hsien Liou, Guo Shu Huang, John A M Taylor, Chun Jung Juan, Hong Wei Gao, Cheng Yu Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Eosinophilic fasciitis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Liou, C. H., Huang, G. S., Taylor, J. A. M., Juan, C. J., Gao, H. W., & Chen, C. Y. (2003). Eosinophilic fasciitis in a military recruit: MRI evaluation with clinical correlation. Skeletal Radiology, 32(1), 52-57.