eosinophilic fasciitis

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e·o·sin·o·phil·ic fas·ci·i·tis

induration and edema of the connective tissues of the extremities, usually appearing following exertion; associated with elevated sedimentation rate, elevated IgG, and eosinophilia.
Synonym(s): Shulman syndrome
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eosinophilic fasciitis

Inflammation of muscle fascia, associated with eosinophilia, pain, and swelling.
See also: fasciitis
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Lawrence Edward, U.S. rheumatologist, 1919–.
Shulman syndrome - induration and edema of the connective tissues of the extremities, usually appearing following exertion. Synonym(s): eosinophilic fasciitis
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Overlap syndromes also were reported; 8 patients had morphea and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus; and two had morphea with eosinophilic fasciitis.
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