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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 191--192

Systemic sclerosis treated with dexamethasone pulse

Dept. of Dermato-Venereology, Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, New Delhi - 110 024, India

Correspondence Address:
R Gupta
B/47-c, Siddharth Extension, New Delhi - 110 001
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PMID: 17642879

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A 52-year-old women had systemic sclerosis of 8 years duration. The disease was progressive inspite of all available methods of treatment. Treatment with 100 mg dexamethasone given intravenously in 500 ml of 5% glucose on 3 consecutive days every month led to remarkable reversal of all the clinical manifestations over a period of 21 months.

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