Systemic lupus erythematosus: two patients treated with danazolBr Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.284.6327.1431 (Published 15 May 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:1431
- K D Morley,
- A Parke,
- G R V Hughes
Two women with systemic lupus erythematosus who showed premenstrual flaring of the disease were treated with danazol, which resulted in clinical improvement.
This form of treatment needs to be assessed more widely, as there is little reported evidence that hormonal regulation has therapeutic value in systemic lupus erythematosus.