Fasciitis D005208

Diseases [C] » Musculoskeletal Diseases [C05] » Fasciitis

Description

Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1, Eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2, Necrotizing fasciitis (FASCIITIS, NECROTIZING), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3, Nodular/Pseudosarcomatous /Proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.   MeSH

Subtype Terms (2)

Fasciitis, Necrotizing
6 drugs (3 approved, 3 experimental)

Fasciitis, Plantar
42 drugs (20 approved, 22 experimental)


Other Experimental Indicated Drugs (1)


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