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Neurology. 1998 Oct;51(4):1219-20.

Devic's neuromyelitis optica: a prospective study of seven patients treated with prednisone and azathioprine.

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Department of Neurology, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque 87131, USA.

Abstract

Seven newly diagnosed patients with Devic's neuromyelitis optica were treated with long-term prednisone and azathioprine, and were followed every 2 months for at least 18 months. Their Expanded Disability Status Scale score improved significantly (mean at baseline, 9; mean at 18 months, 3; p < 0.005), and no relapses occurred for more than 18 months. Multicenter controlled studies are needed to prove the efficacy of this therapeutic regimen.

PMID:
9781568
DOI:
10.1212/wnl.51.4.1219
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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