Eosinophilic fasciitis

Shulman syndrome

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a syndrome in which tissue under the skin and over the muscle, called fascia, becomes swollen, inflamed and thick. The skin on the arms, legs, neck, abdomen or feet can swell quickly. The condition is very rare.

EF may look similar to scleroderma, but is not related. Unlike scleroderma, in EF, the fingers are not involved.

Superficial anterior muscles

Superficial muscles are close to the surface of the skin. Muscles which lie closer to bone or internal organs are called deep muscles.

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