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Intermediate-dose intramuscular methylprednisolone acetate in the treatment of rheumatic disease.
  1. J Kovarsky

    Abstract

    Treatment with a high-dose, intravenous bolus of methylprednisolone has been reported in numerous cases of rheumatic diseases. The optimal routes of administration, dosage, dosage interval, and other factors are unknown. This report describes uncontrolled clinical observations with a single dose of 320 mg of intramuscular methylprednisolone acetate in patients with rheumatic disease (12 with rheumatoid arthritis, 2 with spondyloarthropathy). This treatment may provide a useful therapeutic adjunct in selected clinical circumstances.

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