RALPH A. JESSAR, M.D.; RONALD W. LAMONT-HAVERS, M.D.; CHARLES RAGAN, M.D.
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The new vistas opened by the advent of cortisone and corticotrophin in the treatment of lupus erythematosus disseminatus (LED) emphasize the importance of an understanding of its natural history in evaluating therapeutic results critically. A great many isolated case reports have appeared, but these have seldom been collected and there has been a relative dearth of information recorded concerning the disease over a period of time, particularly from onset to death. In the past 15 years, 44 patients have been observed at this institution who have been followed for a reasonable period of time; an additional 279 patients have
JESSAR RA, LAMONT-HAVERS RW, RAGAN C. NATURAL HISTORY OF LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS DISSEMINATUS*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;38:717–731. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):717-731.
Lupus Erythematosus, Rheumatology.
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