A. SICORE, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the letter of Dr. Goldstein (1) on the effect of cimetidine on Epstein-Barr virus infection. For the past 7 years, since I have been taking H2-blockers (cimetidine at first and ranitidine in the last 2 years) on and off for the treatment of duodenal peptic ulcer, I have noticed that the use of either of these substances has had a marked effect in preventing the common cold, that is, upper respiratory tract viral infections. In several instances, while traveling with a group of persons, all of whom developed such infection, I was protected
SICORE A. H2-Antagonists and the Common Cold. Ann Intern Med. ;105:803. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-5-803_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(5):803.
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