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Proc R Soc Med. 1977; 70(Suppl 3): 123–125.
PMCID: PMC1543567

The effect of penicillamine on growth as height in juvenile chronic polyarthritis.


When the disease state improves during penicillamine therapy, resumption of growth occurs; if activity persists despite therapy, the expected fall-off in growth due to active Still's disease continues. Penicillamine does not interfere with the growth spurt after withdrawal of corticosteroid therapy or with the maintained slow growth during alternate-day steroid therapy.

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