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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 2158-2160

A rarer association of eosinophilic fasciitis


1 Department of Family Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 Department of Rheumatology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pathology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

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Dr. U Namita
Department of Family Medicine, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Anayara, Trivandrum - 695 029, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_281_19

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Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF, also called Shulman syndrome) is a rare connective tissue disorder with poorly understood pathogenesis and unknown etiology. EF is characterized initially by limb or trunk erythema and edema and later by collagenous thickening of the subcutaneous fascia. Here, we present the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with typical clinical features of EF with a history of typical trigger factor – preceding strenuous physical activity and had a rarer atypical association of hypercalcemia and raised angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) levels.


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