oa South African Medical Journal - Acute disseminated lupus erythematosus in a boy of 13 : response to ACTH and cortisone
|Article Title||Acute disseminated lupus erythematosus in a boy of 13 : response to ACTH and cortisone|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Mar 1953|
|Pages||229 - 234|
|Keyword(s)||ACTH, Boy, Cortisone and Lupus erythematosus|
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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