Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  2006 Nov;13(2):186-190. 10.14776/kjpid.2006.13.2.186.

Eosinophilic Fasciitis in a 22 Month Old Boy Associated with Epstein-Barr Virus Infection

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 2Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. drjo@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Eosinophilic fasciitis(EF) is a very rare clinical syndrome, especially during childhood. It is characterized by diffuse fasciitis and peripheral eosinophilia. Little is known about the pathogenesis of EF, and it is suggested that immunologic alteration may play a role. Epstein-Barr virus(EBV) is known to cause a variety of diseases via immune mechanism. We report a 22 month old boy with EF following EBV infection, which may be associated with pathogenesis of EF.

Keyword

Eosinophilic fasciitis; Epstein-Barr virus; Childhood

MeSH Terms

Eosinophilia
Eosinophils*
Epstein-Barr Virus Infections
Fasciitis*
Herpesvirus 4, Human*
Humans
Male*
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