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J Rheumatol. 1990 May;17(5):692-4.

Eosinophilic fasciitis after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

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Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Leiden, The Netherlands.


We describe a patient with eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) developing 8 months after an allogeneic bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloblastic leukemia. The patient responded to low dose prednisone. A full thickness skin-muscle-fascia biopsy detected the characteristic fascial changes of EF and distinguished it from other forms of chronic graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD). This distinction may be important since EF after bone marrow transplantation may occur more often and it may respond to treatment with low doses of prednisone whereas chronic GVHD usually requires more extensive immunosuppressive treatment.

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