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Pathology Research International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 716935, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/716935
Case Report

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: A Rare Skin Sclerosis

1Service d'Anatomie et Cytologie Pathologiques, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, AP-HP, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 9 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92104 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex, France
2Service de Rhumatologie, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, AP-HP, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 9 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92104 Boulogne-Billancourt Cedex, France

Received 29 July 2010; Revised 15 October 2010; Accepted 3 November 2010

Academic Editor: Anand Shreeram Lagoo

Copyright © 2011 Amandine Servy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Eosinophilic fasciitis (Schulman's syndrome) is a rare disease with specific clinical symptoms such as the groove sign which facilitate diagnosis. We report a typical case of eosinophilic fasciitis in an otherwise healthy 49-year-old man who presented with “prayer and groove signs”. Histological analysis showed sclerosis and eosinophilic infiltration of the fascia. The patient was successfully treated with systemic corticotherapy and Cyclosporine. A short review of the clinicopathological features of the lesions is presented.