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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2009;33(4):493-497.
Eosinophilic Fasciitis and Musculoskeletal Complication in a Child : A case report.
Jo, Dae Sun , Park, Sung Hee
1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea. shpark0130@chonbuk.ac.kr
2Department of Pediatrics, Institute for Medical Science and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea.
소아 호산구성 근막염과 근골격계 합병증-증례 보고-
조대선1, 박성희
전북대학교 의학전문대학원 재활의학교실, 1소아과학교실, 의과학 연구소 및 전북대학교병원 임상의학연구소
Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) in childhood is a very rare, and it is characterized by diffuse fasciitis and peripheral eosinophilia. It has been reported that EF shows good recovery after systemic steroids. We report a case of 18 months old boy with eosinophilic fasciitis which affected the right lower extremity and flank. The case we present here differs from other published reports, in that the patient with eosinophilic fasciitis presented serious musculoskeletal complications such as muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, fracture, and inequality of limb length that were associated with chronic course of steroids therapy. Interdisciplinary approach is critical in preventing complications in children with eosinophilic fasciitis. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2009; 33: 493-497)
Key Words: Eosinophilic fasciitis, Steroid therapy, Musculoskeletal complication


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