FRANCISCO JAVIER LASO, M.D.; ISABEL PASTOR, M.D.; SISINIO DE CASTRO, M.D.
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To the editor: Eosinophilic fasciitis is a scleroderma-like syndrome, described by Shulman in 1974 (1). Although for most patients, corticosteroid treatment has been effective, no improvement has been seen in others. Solomon and associates (2) recently reported cimetidine to be effective treatment for patients with eosinophilic fasciitis. Loftin (3) subsequently reported a lack of improvement with cimetidine in one patient.
We studied a 57-year-old woman with eosinophilic fasciitis (4), who had been treated with steroids for 3 years. Skin induration of both limbs had not improved and led to a progressive decrease in ankle and wrist movements. Also, morphea-like plaques
LASO FJ, PASTOR I, DE CASTRO S. Cimetidine and Eosinophilic Fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1026. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1026_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1026.
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