Immunosuppressive therapy in idiopathic multifocal fibrosis. A case report
Damian Franzen, Hans-Georg Brochhagen, Effim Benenson
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Multifocal fibrosis is a rare condition occurring at any age and characterized by chronic inflammation, soft tissue proliferation and subsequent fibrosis of various vascular connective tissues. Following diagnosis in a 43-year accountant with multiple vascular lesions, the patients was treated successfully with azathioprine and steroids over a period of 3 years. Fatigue and sweating, serologic sign of inflammation and radiological imaging studies normalized completely. Twenty four months after termination of therapy, there were no clinical or serologic signs of relapse.

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Franzen, D. , Brochhagen, H. and Benenson, E. (2011) Immunosuppressive therapy in idiopathic multifocal fibrosis. A case report. Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 1, 9-13. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2011.12004.

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