Azathioprine in Multiple Sclerosis. A Controlled Prospective Study

  • U. Patzold
  • P. Haller
  • D. Trostdorf
  • P. Pocklington
  • H. Deicher
Conference paper

Abstract

The “immunosuppressive” treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) by means of cytostatic medication has been proposed for the past few years [1–3]. A general use of cytostatics in the treatment of diseases which, like MS, display chronic inflammation, can only be justified if it can be proved in carefully controlled studies that this therapy arrests the steadily worsening sufferings of the disease or its fatal course. Such proof has as yet, owing to major methodological difficulties with regard to MS therapy studies, not been given conclusively.

Keywords

Placebo Neurol Cyclophosphamide Prednisone Haas 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Patzold
    • 1
  • P. Haller
    • 1
  • D. Trostdorf
    • 1
  • P. Pocklington
    • 2
  • H. Deicher
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyMedical School HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Department of Medical InformaticsMedical School HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Department of MedicineMedical School HannoverHannoverGermany

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