Abstract:A detailed evaluation of the clinical and histologic manifestations of eosinophilic fasciitis is described in a 22-year-old woman. Scleroderma-like skin involvement is associated with eosinophilia and hypergammaglobulinemia. Visceral and serologic manifestations of a generalized scleroderma are lacking. Results of a biopsy showed severe thickening of the deep fascia accompanied by an infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells. This syndrome must be differentiated from generalized scleroderma because eosinoph… Show more
The relationship between rheumatologic syndromes and cancer covers a very broad array of both common and distinctly rare manifestations. This discussion has outlined some of the known relationships that do exist. A high index of suspicion by both the primary care physician and subspecialist will enhance the probability of detecting cancer in the patient who may present with rheumatologic complaints.
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