OSVALDO GARCÍA-MORTEO, M.D.; JOSÉ A. MALDONADO-COCCO, M.D.; JUAN C. BARREIRA, M.D.; HÉCTOR A. BARCELÓ, M.D.
To the editor: Solomon and associates (1) recently reported the case of a patient with eosinophilic fasciitis who showed a prompt and complete response to treatment with cimetidine, and they suggested that cimetidine may be an alternative therapy. We report two more cases of eosinophilic fasciitis with apparent cimetidine-induced remission.
A 58-year-old woman with biopsy-proven eosinophilic fasciitis was referred to us because of relapses of disease after attempts to discontinue steroid treatments. The patient had a 12-month history of swelling and induration of the hands, forearms, and legs, and diffuse arthralgias and myalgias. Laboratory data showed a leukocyte count of
GARCÍA-MORTEO O, MALDONADO-COCCO JA, BARREIRA JC, BARCELÓ HA. Cimetidine and Eosinophilic Fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. ;100:318–319. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-318_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):318-319.
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