BERNARD L. WYATT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT ALAN HICKS, M.D.; H. E. THOMPSON, M.D.
Recent interest in the treatment of arthritis, by massive doses of vitamin D,1 has been sufficiently great to warrant a clinical trial of this mode of therapy in a group of patients with the chronic proliferative (infectious) type. Past experience of disappointing results when such recommended therapeutic agents as gold and sulphur were used over an adequately long period under controlled clinical conditions had rendered us somewhat skeptical but it appeared worthwhile, however, to determine if vitamin D might constitute a valuable adjunct to a composite program of treatment in this group of diseases.
Thirty-eight patients having chronic infectious or
WYATT BL, HICKS RA, THOMPSON HE. MASSIVE DOSES OF VITAMIN D IN THE TREATMENT OF PROLIFERATIVE ARTHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:534–536. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-4-534
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