WALTER G. BARR, M.D.; ELIZABETH A. HUBBELL, R.N.; JOHN A. ROBINSON, M.D.
To the editor: Schroeder and associates (1) report two cases of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus treated with plasmapheresis and pulse cyclophosphamide. The authors state that such a therapeutic combination has not yet been applied to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. We would like to point out our larger experience with a similar protocol that also provides some encouraging data (2).
We have treated 26 patients with persistently active systemic lupus erythematosus over a 6-month period in spite of treatment with prednisone greater than or equal to 0.5 mg/kg body weight ·d or prednisone in any dose in combination with
WALTER G. BARR, ELIZABETH A. HUBBELL, JOHN A. ROBINSON. Plasmapheresis and Pulse Cyclophosphamide in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:152–153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-1-152_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(1):152-153.
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