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Doses of 600 mg and 1200 mg of D(-)penicillamine daily were superior to a standard regimen of therapy in rheumatoid arthritis. The higher dose did not produce significantly greater therapeutic benefit in the group of patients so treated, although individual patients sometimes improved more. The frequency of rashes, blood dyscrasias, and withdrawals from the(More)
Azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, and gold have been compared under double-blind conditions in the treatment of relatively early rheumatoid arthritis. Over 18 months the two "immunosuppressive" agents produced clinical improvement comparable to that achieved with gold, and they also facilitated a reduction in the dosage of corticosteroids and retarded(More)