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Enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium as a corticosteroid-sparing agent for the treatment of autoimmune scleritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21099416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS) as a corticosteroid-sparing agent in the treatment of autoimmune scleritis.
METHODS: A retrospective, interventional, noncomparative review of EC-MPS use in patients with autoimmune scleritis.
RESULTS: Seven eyes of 5 patients (all female; median age: 47 years, range: 20-55 years) with inflammatory scleral disease were treated with EC-MPS. The mean follow-up duration was 16.4 months (range, 12-20 months). EC-MPS was started at 360 mg twice daily. The mean time to treatment success was 1.6 months (range, 1-3 months). The mean prednisolone dosage at the onset of EC-MPS was 24 mg daily (range, 15-30 mg), and this was reduced to 6.5 mg daily (range, 0-10 mg) as inflammation control was achieved. No severe adverse events except for 1 patient with transient knee pain were reported; the incidence of adverse events after using EC-MPS was 1/6.83 person-years. There was no recurrence of scleral inflammation during the follow-up period.
CONCLUSIONS: EC-MPS can be used as a corticosteroid-sparing agent to safely suppress inflammatory autoimmune scleritis.
Yih-Shiou Hwang; Hung-Chi Jesse Chen; Kuan-Jen Chen; Chi-Chun Lai; Ling Yeung; Ko-Jen Yang; Ken-Kuo Lin; Ching-Hsi Hsiao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cornea     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1536-4798     ISO Abbreviation:  Cornea     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  2011-05-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8216186     Medline TA:  Cornea     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Sciences, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Autoimmune Diseases / drug therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*
Immunosuppressive Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Mycophenolic Acid / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives*,  therapeutic use
Prednisolone / administration & dosage*
Retrospective Studies
Scleritis / drug therapy*
Tablets, Enteric-Coated
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 0/Glucocorticoids; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 0/Tablets, Enteric-Coated; 24280-93-1/Mycophenolic Acid; 50-24-8/Prednisolone; 9242ECW6R0/mycophenolate mofetil

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