Medical Pharmacology Clinical Case:  Adrenocorticosteroids Pharmacology

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  • A 28 year old black female was diagnosed eight months ago with lupus erythematosus. At that time the patient was placed on prednisone at a dose of 0.4 mg/kg (single dose per day). The patient seeks medical attention because of a recent weight loss(12 pounds), down to 120 pounds. Complaints include: fever, joint pain, fatigue, and a worsening of facial rash. Physical exam and laboratory results confirm that the patient is experiencing a flare up of her system lupus  erythematosus.