Eosinophilic myositis an expression of L-tryptophan toxicity?

Academic Article


  • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome possibly due to L-tryptophan is a new clinical entity that has been recently reported. We describe the clinical presentation of eosinophilia, eosinophilic pustular folliculitis, myalgia, and eosinophilic myositis, that led to respiratory failure in a young man taking an L-tryptophan containing compound.
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  • Estrada CA; Harrington DW; Glasberg MR
  • Start Page

  • 1554
  • End Page

  • 1556
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 11