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Prolonged azathioprine treatment of non-remitting multiple sclerosis
  1. J. A. Rosen
  1. Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA
  2. Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA


    Two groups of 85 and 42 ambulatory patients with moderately advanced non-remitting multiple sclerosis were treated for six to 14 and three to six years with daily azathioprine. Less than 10% of these patients became confined to a wheelchair. This far exceeds any possible result in a group of non-remitting multiple sclerosis patients not so treated.

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