oa South African Medical Journal - Acute disseminated lupus erythematosus in a boy of 13 : response to ACTH and cortisone

Volume 27, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



1. A case is presented of a European boy of 13 with acute disseminated lupus erythematosus. 2. L. E. (lupus erythematosus) cells were demonstrated in bone marrow and peripheral blood-'specific diagnostic test'. 3. ACTH and cortisone induced rapid clinical improvement and remission of disease processes. 4. Prolonged therapy with oral cortisone in suppressive doses shows promise of maintaining full remission.

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