Case Report

Eosinophilic Fasciitis/Generalized Morphea Overlap: A Rare Manifestation in a Patient with X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia


X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA) is a prototype of humoral immunodeficiency disorders manifested by recurrent sinopulmonary infections and characterized with low to absence of immunoglobulin production due to absence of B lymphocytes.
There are many reports of unusual complications of this genetic disease such as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, enteroviral infections with diverse manifestations, neutropenia during severe infections and also uncommon reports of some autoimmunities. Moreover, Rheumatological diseases are reported as a manifestation of XLA among which dermatomyositis is a known and expected condition. Other connective tissue diseases are rarely reported.
In this report, the researchers described a known case of XLA disease with progressive body pain, muscle ache, tender and tense skinand finally confirmed as a rare occurrence of Eosinophilic Fasciitis / Morphea Overlap.

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X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia Morphea Eosinophilic Fasciitis Rheumatologic Manifestation Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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Nabavi M, Arshi S, Bemanian MH, Fallahpour M, Bakrani V, Shokri S. Eosinophilic Fasciitis/Generalized Morphea Overlap: A Rare Manifestation in a Patient with X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia. Immunol Genet J. 2021;4(2):119-123.