From the Klinikum Leverkusen, Medizinische Klinik 2, Leverkusen, Germany.
Received September 9, 1996. Sent for revision October 4, 1996. Accepted June 27, 1997.
Supported by Ardeypharm GmbH (Herdecke, Germany) and by E. Merck (Darmstadt, Germany), which provided Decortin-H.
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