JAY A. GOLDSTEIN, M.D.
To the editor: Patients with chronic Epstein-Barr virus infection (1) might be relieved to have their syndrome diagnosed but are usually discouraged when told there is no recognized effective therapy, because their symptoms are often disabling. I have treated ten such patients, who had dysfunction from 9 months to 15 years. All had antibody to Epstein-Barr early antigen in titers of 1:40 or greater. Because of my success in treating acute mononucleosis with cimetidine (2), I decided to try cimetidine or ranitidine on these patients.
In the usual doses prescribed for treatment of peptic ulcer disease, every one of these
JAY A. GOLDSTEIN. Cimetidine, Ranitidine, and Epstein-Barr Virus Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:139. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-1-139_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(1):139.
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