Posted 5/13/2007 7:03 PM (GMT -7)
Um. The guy who wrote this paper is a PhD, not an MD. He does work in nutrition, not in medicine. Additionally, this is a summary paper -- that is, it contains single-paragraph references to a number of other papers. There is only one reference to any studies regarding lupus, and like Barbara Lee said, it is one very small study that focuses on children. The actual paper being referenced is "T-activin in multimodal treatment of systemic lupus erytheniatosus in children", by Katasheva VI, Tarasova LR, Zairat'iants OV, Belokrinitskii DV, published in Pefiaida. 1991, (3): 47. The main author and the publication do not seem to be referenced anywhere. So while this may be something that develops in the future, I seriously doubt any rheumotologist today will be recommending any treatments involving thymus extract.
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