Pathogenesis of lipodermatosclerosis of venous disease: the lesson learned from eosinophilic fasciitis.
Cardiovasc Surg 1993 Oct;1(5):524-9
Department of Medicine A, Bnai Zion-Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.
The histological features of lipodermatosclerosis and eosinophilic fasciitis and its variants were compared in a prospective study of outpatients attending the vascular clinic and inpatients in the Department of Medicine of a regional university hospital. Main outcome measures examined were swelling and induration of the subcutaneous layers with a stocking distribution in the calves. The inflammatory and fibrosing alterations involving the panniculus adiposus, superficial fascia and perimysium were essentially indistinguishable histologically in patients with lipodermatosclerosis or eosinophilic fasciitis and its variants. Read More