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Childhood eosinophilic fasciitis presenting as inflammatory polyarthritis and associated with selective IgA deficiency.
  1. D W Ching,
  2. J P Petrie
  1. Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Rheumatic Disease and Rehabilitation, Rotoura, New Zealand.


    A 13 year old school boy presented with seronegative inflammatory polyarthritis after a flu-like illness. Four months later clinical features of eosinophilic fasciitis became apparent. After histological diagnosis treatment was started with prednisone 40 mg daily, with a good response. Routine investigations showed persistent selective IgA deficiency.

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