oa South African Medical Journal - Acute disseminated lupus erythematosus : report of a case treated with ACTH and cortisone

Volume 28, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A case of acute disseminated lupus erythematosus occurring in middle age is descriptionbed. Cutaneous lesions were absent until after the commencement of treatment. The more common visceral lesions were absent. Diagnosis was established by observation of L.E. cells in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. A very dramatic response to ACTH occurred. Complete remission has been maintained for 8 months following cessation of treatment.

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