N. M. Simon, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. J. Werner, M.D.; W. A. Franklin, M.D.; E. V. Potter, M.D.
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Twenty-two patients with lupus erythematosus (LE) nephritis were treated with steroids or a combined steroid-immunosuppressive regimen, or both. On 15 occasions steroids were given alone, usually in doses greater than 40 mg/day of prednisone for prolonged periods; on 10 occasions steroids were combined with azathioprine or chlorambucil in doses of 2 to 3 mg/kg body weight/day or 6 to 8 mg/day, respectively, and were reduced in dosage when active disease was controlled. The duration of observation after treatment ranged from 1 to 101 months, with a median of 14 months. Renal tissue was obtained for light microscopic examination in all
N. M. Simon, W. J. Werner, W. A. Franklin, E. V. Potter. Comparison of Steroid and Combined Steroid-lmmunosuppressive Treatment of Lupus Erythematosus Nephritis.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:842. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-842_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):842.
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