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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40--42

Reversal of systemic sclerosis with dexamethasone pulses

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J S Pasricha

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A 22 year old female had for the last 8 years,, progressive tightness of the skin along with hyperpigmentation, Raynaud's phenomenon, calcinosis cutis over bony prominences, dysphagia and pulmonary involvement. Treatment with 100 mg dexamethasone given intravenously in 5% dextrose on 3 consecutive days every month led to a significant reversal of all the clinical manifestations over a period of 18 months.

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