GARY S. HOFFMAN, M.D., MC
To the editor: The article by Hahn, Kantor, and Osterland (1) in the November 1975 issue does not quote accurately the results of a study by Cade and associates (2). Dr. Hahn states that Cade's data failed to demonstrate improvement in overall survival with combination azathioprine and prednisone compared with prednisone alone. This point is restated in a reply to my letter in the March 1976 issue.
I refer the readers of this journal to Table I in the article by Cade and colleagues (2), which clearly shows that the group receiving prednisone alone had 13 deaths out of 15
HOFFMAN GS. Data on Therapy in Lupus Nephritis. Ann Intern Med. ;85:537. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-537_2
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