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Relapsing corticosteroid-dependent polyneuritis
  1. W. B. Matthews1,
  2. D. A. Howell,
  3. R. C. Hughes2
  1. Derbyshire Royal Infirmary


    Three patients are described with chronic polyneuritis of unknown cause in whom a state of corticosteroid dependence developed. A fatal relapse occurred in one patient. No clinical, electrophysiological, or pathological features were found from which it would have been possible to predict this form of response to treatment.

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    • 1 Present address: the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

    • 2 Present address: Newcastle General Hospital.

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