Cyclophosphamide, gold and penicillamine--disease-modifying drugs in rheumatoid arthritis--tailored dosage and ultimate success.

@article{Gumpel1976CyclophosphamideGA,
  title={Cyclophosphamide, gold and penicillamine--disease-modifying drugs in rheumatoid arthritis--tailored dosage and ultimate success.},
  author={J. M. Gumpel},
  journal={Rheumatology and rehabilitation},
  year={1976},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={217-20}
}
  • J. M. Gumpel
  • Published 1976 in Rheumatology and rehabilitation
Gold appears to be the disease-modifying drug of first choice for two reasons: response and absence of long-term toxicity. Although cyclophosphamide produces results as good or better than gold, the possible long-term toxicity outweighs the clinical benefit except in the unusual case. Penicillamine appears to be an acceptable drug of second choice. 

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