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Fasciitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fasciitis
Tree Number(s)
C05.321
Unique ID
D005208
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005208
Annotation
see MeSH definition for major types; eosinophilic fasciitis: coord IM with EOSINOPHILIA (IM); FASCIITIS, NECROTIZING is available
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Fascitis
Previous Indexing
Eosinophilia (1966-1980)
Eosinophils (1966-1980)
Fascia (1966-1980)
Inflammation (1966-1980)
Necrosis (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/04/09
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Fasciitis Preferred
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