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Eosinophilic Fasciitis and Simvastatin

Genevieve Choquet-Kastylevsky, MD, PhD; Jean Kanitakis, MD, PhD; Valerie Dumas, MD; Jacques Descotes, MD, PhD; Michel Faure, MD, PhD; Alain Claudy, MD, PhD
Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(11):1456-1457. doi:.
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We report the case of a patient who developed eosinophilic fasciitis, possibly induced by the 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase, simvastatin.

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