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September 1976

Treatment of Relapsing Polychondritis With Dapsone

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Tulsa Dermatology Clinic, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa (Drs Barranco and Minor), and the Dermatology Clinic, Wichita Kans (Dr Solomon).

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(9):1286-1288. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630330048013

• Three patients with relapsing polychondritis were treated successfully with dapsone. Mounting evidence suggests an immune-related pathogenesis for relapsing polychondritis. Dapsone may be effective in certain immune-related diseases because of its inhibition of lysosomal enzymes.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1286-1288, 1976)

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