Dermatologic Manifestations of Eosinophilic Fasciitis Medication

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Brad S Graham, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

The mainstay of therapy for eosinophilic fasciitis is anti-inflammatory agents.

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Corticosteroids

Class Summary

These agents halt active inflammatory process, ensuing fibrosis, and restriction of mobility.

Prednisone (Deltasone, Orasone)

Prednisone is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid drug with predominantly glucocorticoid properties. Its anti-inflammatory effects include depressed production of eosinophils and lymphocytes. Anti-inflammatory processes (eg, edema, fibrin deposition, capillary dilatation, migration of leukocytes, phagocytosis) and the later stages of wound healing (eg, capillary proliferation, deposition of collagen, cicatrization) are inhibited.

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