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Fasciitis (Fascitis) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Fascitis; Fasciitides; Fascitides

Networked: 512 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 16 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Fasciitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin) : 2 outcomes in 10 results : FDA 20 Generic
  2. infliximab (Remicade) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 2
  3. Prednisolone (Predate) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 55 Generic
  4. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 10 Generic
  5. Tryptophan (L-Tryptophan) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 44 results : FDA 30
  6. Prednisone (Sone) : 1 outcome in 5 results : FDA 119 Generic
  7. Cytokines : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  8. Carboplatin (JM8) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 29 Generic
  9. tocilizumab : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 2
  10. imatinib (Gleevec) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 3
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Diseases Related to Fasciitis

  1. Myositis (Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies)
  2. Eosinophilia
  3. Arthritis (Polyarthritis)
  4. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
  5. Panniculitis
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Key Therapies for Fasciitis

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  1. Combination Drug Therapy (Combination Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  2. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Debridement : 1 study in 47 results
  4. Breast Implants (Breast Implant) : 1 study in 2 results
  5. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 1 study in 2 results
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