Treatment with corticosteroids and other immune-suppressing medications provides relief of the symptoms, especially when they are started early in the disease. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also help relieve symptoms.
In most cases, the condition goes away within 3 to 5 years. However, symptoms may return (recur) or persist.
Arthritis is a rare complication of eosinophilic fasciitis. Some patients may develop blood-related cancers.
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider for an appointment if you have symptoms of this disorder.
Review Date : 2/22/2009
Reviewed By : Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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