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TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS WITH CONCENTRATED VIOSTEROL: UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CINCINNATI SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS WITH CONCENTRATED VIOSTEROL: UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CINCINNATI SOCIETY... Abstract Because of the involution of many psoriatic lesions during the summer months, when there is the greatest exposure to sunlight, Krafka1 was led to the hypothesis that large quantities of vitamin D would be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Three patients were treated with halibut liver oil with viosterol or with viosterol in varying amounts up to 20,000 U. S. P. units of vitamin D per day. In 2 cases the condition was of long standing; in the other, of fairly recent origin. In all there was material improvement. Cedar and Zon2 reported the treatment of 15 patients with irradiated ergosterol. Doses ranged from 300,000 to 400,000 U. S. P. units of vitamin D per day. Of the 15 patients treated, 11 showed complete involution in from six to twelve weeks. Recurrence occurred in 6 patients in six weeks to five months after discontinuance of the treatment. References 1. Krafka, J.: A Single Treatment for Psoriasis , J. Lab. & Clin. Med. 21: 1147-1148, 1936. 2. Cedar, E. T., and Zon, L.: Treatment of Psoriasis with Massive Doses of Crystalline Vitamin D and Irradiated Ergosterol , Pub. Health Rep. 52:1580-1584, 1937. 3. Tauber, E. B., and Clarke, G. E.: Treatment of Pemphigus with Concentrated Viosterol , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 40:82-89 ( (July) ) 1939. 4. Both types of capsules were furnished by the Wm. S. Merrell Company, Cincinnati. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology American Medical Association

TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS WITH CONCENTRATED VIOSTEROL: UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CINCINNATI SOCIETY OF DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1940 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-6029
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10.1001/archderm.1940.01490100028005
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Abstract

Abstract Because of the involution of many psoriatic lesions during the summer months, when there is the greatest exposure to sunlight, Krafka1 was led to the hypothesis that large quantities of vitamin D would be beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. Three patients were treated with halibut liver oil with viosterol or with viosterol in varying amounts up to 20,000 U. S. P. units of vitamin D per day. In 2 cases the condition was of long standing; in the other, of fairly recent origin. In all there was material improvement. Cedar and Zon2 reported the treatment of 15 patients with irradiated ergosterol. Doses ranged from 300,000 to 400,000 U. S. P. units of vitamin D per day. Of the 15 patients treated, 11 showed complete involution in from six to twelve weeks. Recurrence occurred in 6 patients in six weeks to five months after discontinuance of the treatment. References 1. Krafka, J.: A Single Treatment for Psoriasis , J. Lab. & Clin. Med. 21: 1147-1148, 1936. 2. Cedar, E. T., and Zon, L.: Treatment of Psoriasis with Massive Doses of Crystalline Vitamin D and Irradiated Ergosterol , Pub. Health Rep. 52:1580-1584, 1937. 3. Tauber, E. B., and Clarke, G. E.: Treatment of Pemphigus with Concentrated Viosterol , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 40:82-89 ( (July) ) 1939. 4. Both types of capsules were furnished by the Wm. S. Merrell Company, Cincinnati.

Journal

Archives of Dermatology and SyphilologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1940

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