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D-penicillamine in the treatment of eosinophilic fasciitis: case reports and review of the literature.
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PMID:  21989991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) is a rare disease characterized by symmetrical thickness and hardening of the skin, especially localized to forearms and thorax, with eosinophilia. Corticosteroids represent the first-line therapy, even if some patients are scarcely responsive and/or may develop important side effects due to long-term treatment. Here, we describe three cases of EF, two of them refractory to previous steroid therapy, successfully treated with D-penicillamine. The present clinical observations together with the updated review of the literature suggest usefulness of D-penicillamine in EF patients, as well as its potential steroid-sparing value.
Cu Manzini; M Sebastiani; D Giuggioli; A Manfredi; M Colaci; Am Cesinaro; C Ferri
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Medical School, Via del Pozzo, 71, 41121, Modena, Italy.
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