Seven corticosteroid dependent patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were given frentizole in order to assess its effect on their clinical manifestations. Three patients exhibited slight clinical improvement, 2 patients did not change, and 2 deteriorated. Five of the 7 patients developed subclinical and reversible liver damage related to frentizole. This study, although preliminary and uncontrolled, suggests that frentizole is of limited value in the management of patients with SLE.
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