JOHN BAUM, M.D.; JOHN VAUGHAN, M.D.
"Immunosuppressive" therapy is being used more and more in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Its potential role has been recognized by a committee of the American Rheumatism Association which is conducting a well-controlled multiclinic study of cyclophosphamide in this disease. The immunosuppressive drugs that have been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are nitrogen mustard (1-3), azathioprine (4-9), 6-mercaptopurine (9-11), chlorambucil (12-14), cyclophosphamide (15), and methotrexate (16).
Recently, Mason and his colleagues (4) of the London Hospital published a preliminary communication on a double-blind study of azathioprine in "severe cases" of rheumatoid arthritis with long-term steroid therapy. The study
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
BAUM J, VAUGHAN J. Immunosuppressive Drugs in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:202–204. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-202
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):202-204.
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rheumatology.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only