EUGENE B. LOFTIN III, M.D.
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To the editor: I read with interest the report by Solomon and associates (1) whose patient with biopsy-proven eosinophilic fasciitis had resolution of musculoskeletal complaints with the use of cimetidine within 1 week of starting therapy.
My colleague, Anne Herron, M.D., St. Louis, Missouri, and I have recently treated a 24-year-old white woman with a typical history and physical presentation for eosinophilic fasciitis. The patient also had marked peripheral eosinophilia and a confirmatory full thickness biopsy for eosinophilic fasciitis but no diagnostic evidence for collagen-vascular diseases. Because of the patient's adversity to prednisone therapy and because of the recent report
LOFTIN EB. Cimetidine and Eosinophilic Fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. ;98:111–112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-111_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):111-112.
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