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Rheumatica Acta: Open Access



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Case Report PTZAID:RAOA-1-101

Eosinophilic Fasciitis in a Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Coincidence or Association?

Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo* and Fernando Henrique Carlos de Souza

   Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare connective tissue disease characterized by symmetrical and painful swelling with a progressive induration and thickening of the skin and soft tissues. Its etiology is unknown, but possible causes or associated conditions include drugs, physical exercises, autoimmune diseases, neoplasia and infections.

        Herein, we report, at the fi rst time in the literature, the eosinophilic fasciitis in a patient with hepatitis C virus infection.

Published on: Jan 4, 2017 Pages: 1-3

Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/aroa.000001