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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 27, 2002

Radiotherapy of Lupus.

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JenniferReiling, Assistant Editor

JAMA. 2002;287(8):954. doi:10.1001/jama.287.8.954-JJY20002-2-1

Leredde reported at a recent meeting of the Paris Société de Thérapeutique that he had treated during the last year 43 patients with lupus of one to thirty-five years' duration. They had a previous record of 1796 thermo- or galvano-cauterizations, 908 seances of scarifications, 7 deep cauterizations under chloroform, 61 applications of high frequency electricity and 295 injections of tuberculin. Only one patient had been cured by these measures and the lupus had recurred later in him. None of the rest had had even a small segment of the lupus cured; 7 seem to be cured, but the interval is not long enough for certainty.

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