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February 1981

Development of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus After Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis: Studies of Suppressor Cell Function

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Medicine, Departments of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease (Drs Calabrese, Currie, Clough, and Krakauer) and Hypertension and Nephrology (Dr Vidt), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Hopital Necker, Paris (Dr Bach).

Arch Intern Med. 1981;141(2):253-255. doi:10.1001/archinte.1981.00340020115028

• Systemic lupus erythematosus developed in an 18-year-old man three years after thymectomy for myasthenia gravis. The patient had considerable defects in suppressor cell function that seemed to be partially reversed in vitro by the addition of thymic hormone.

(Arch Intern Med 141:253-255, 1981)