‘Eosinophilic fasciitis’ as the name suggests is a type of fasciitis. This condition affects the muscle tissues called ‘fascia’. It’s symptoms include severe bone pain and swelling (joints, legs and arms). Eosinophils (White blood cells) which are allergic in nature are found in fascia of the patients. There are no known causes for the syndrome. MRI and biopsy of fascia and skin can be helpful for the diagnosis of this condition. It has a strong resemblance to Scleroderma but they aren’t related as Scleroderma affects the skin not the fascia. Patients are usually prescribed ‘Corticosteroids’ for the treatment. This medication has a higher potency if the condition is diagnosed at an early stage.
How does Eosinophilic fasciitis look like?
The skin becomes bumpy like an Orange (outer skin). Swelling and wrinkles are also visible.
Check out some of the pictures of Eosinophilic fasciitis.