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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is eosinophilic fasciitis?

The tissue underneath the skin and above muscle is called fascia. In eosinophilic fasciitis, the fascia becomes red, swollen and thick. Most commonly affected regions are the skin over the legs, neck, abdomen and feet. The exact cause is unknown. It could be due to a nonspecific triggers causing an abnormal allergic or inflammatory reaction.

Symptoms of eosinophilic fasciitis

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Muscle pain

  • Fatigue

  • Pain in the arms and/or legs

  • Fever

  • Muscle pain in the limbs when pressed or squeezed

  • Skin over my fingers are hardened

Questions your doctor may ask to check for eosinophilic fasciitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose eosinophilic fasciitis

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you have any muscle pain?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have pain in your arms and/or legs?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for eosinophilic fasciitis

Treatment of eosinophilic fasciitis involves administering aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs. Most Improved spontaneously. Some may have persistent tissue and joint pain and thickening of tissues involved.

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References

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