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Does Eosinophillic fasciitis increase mortality?

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#1 Robm



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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:21 PM

Has anyone had Eosinophilic Fasciitis (EF) for a long time or been made aware of any data or trials looking at long term mortality or increased co-morbid illnesses associated with its presence?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!


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Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:45 PM

We have a section on Eosinophillic Fasciitis on our main site, including a selection of patient stories.

One of the articles there points out that, "Eosinophilic fasciitis does not always have a good prognosis. Ventilatory restriction, perimyositis and poor treatment response are not infrequent in a series of patients attended in a general hospital."
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