Focal Eosinophilic Myositis of the Hand Presenting as a Refractory Pyogenic Infection

Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek

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Abstract

Eosinophilic myositis is a rare disorder in which eosinophils infiltrate muscle and supporting connective tissue structures. The disorder can be localized or diffuse, and it may be associated with various systemic features resembling autoimmune disease. Focal eosinophilic myositis is the most limited form of eosinophilic myositis, for which muscle involvement is generally limited to the lower extremity. We report on a rare case of focal eosinophilic myositis of the interosseous muscles of the hand, which presented as a refractory, pyogenic hand infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842.e1-842.e3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic myositis
  • hand infection
  • interosseous muscle

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