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Some characteristics of RA patients with and without side effects due to gold treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  415355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gold treatment was initiated in 98 patients suffering from early-stage rheumatoid arthritis. In 30 patients side effects due to gold therapy were seen during the first follow-up year: proteinuria in 6, allergic symptoms in 23, and thrombocytopaenia in one patient. The serum IgM level was higher in patients with side effects. None of the 33 other parameters studied showed any significant differences between patients with or without side effects.
S Jalava; R Luukkainen; R Hämeenkorpi; T Helve; H Isomäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-26     Completed Date:  1978-04-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  206-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / blood,  drug therapy*
Gold Sodium Thiomalate / adverse effects*
Immunoglobulin M / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin M; 12244-57-4/Gold Sodium Thiomalate

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