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Eosinophilic Fasciitis Responsive to Cimetidine

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Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(4):547-549. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-547
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A 53-year-old man with eosinophilic fasciitis had dramatic improvement in his fasciitic symptoms on two occasions after treatment with Cimetidine. The observation that H2 histamine blockade is effective therapy in eosinophilic fasciitis lends further support to the concept that this disease is modulated through an altered immune response.





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