Eosinophilic fasciitis is a rare disease in children. Although changes similar to linear scleroderma have been reported, the outcome is usually good. In this report, a 10-year-old boy who developed eosinophilic fasciitis without a good response to steroids is presented. He progressed to linear scleroderma within months. Our case reinforces the hypothesis that eosinophilic fasciitis may be an early manifestation or a variant of localized scleroderma similar to the other cases in the literature.

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Balat A, Akinci A, Turgut M, Mizrak B, Aydin A. Eosinophilic fasciitis--progression to linear scleroderma: a case report. Turk J Pediatr 1999; 41: 381-385.