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Disease Fasciitis

Name Fasciitis
Synonyms Fasciitides | Fascitides | Fascitis
Definition 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.
Categories Musculoskeletal disease
MeSH® ID D005208
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DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Fasciitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Fasciitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Eosinophilic Fasciitis
  Fasciitis, Necrotizing Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Fasciitis, Plantar Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Macrophagic myofasciitis