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Long-term efficacy, tolerability and retention rate of azathioprine in 103 aquaporin-4 antibody-positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder patients: a multicentre retrospective observational study from the UK.

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BACKGROUND: Azathioprine (AZA) is a common immunosuppressive drug used for relapse prevention in neuromyelitis optica (NMO). OBJECTIVES: The objective of this paper is to assess efficacy, tolerability and retention of AZA in a large NMO cohort. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of medical records of 103 aquaporin-4 antibody-positive NMO and NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD) patients treated with AZA. RESULTS: This is the largest reported cohort of AQP4-Ab positive patients treated with...

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10.1177/1352458514525870

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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Ltd
Journal:
Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England)
Volume:
20
Issue:
11
Pages:
1533-1540
Publication date:
2014-10-05
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EISSN:
1477-0970
ISSN:
1352-4585
URN:
uuid:042b0af9-92b8-4b0f-88a8-86604aab7c2f
Source identifiers:
458484
Local pid:
pubs:458484

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