RICHARD A. DEREMEE, M.D.
To the editor: In reference to the NIH Conference on vasculitis in the November issue (1), I wish to make a few comments and observations on the treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis and lymphomatoid granulomatosis.
Our experience with Wegener's granulomatosis includes more than 90 cases (2). Cytotoxic agents appear to provide a real advance in treatment. However, the role of glucocorticoids has been inappropriately downgraded. We have maintained patients in a quiescent state solely on prednisone therapy in the range of 60 to 100 mg on alternate days. These patients either could not tolerate or would not use cytotoxic agents for
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DEREMEE RA. Granulomatosis Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:436–437. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-3-436_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(3):436-437.
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