Article Text


Thymopoietin and levamisole in chronic granulomatous inflammation
  1. P. A. Thrower,
  2. A. D. Sedgwick,
  3. E. Robertson Smith,
  4. D. A. Willoughby,
  5. E. C. Huskisson
  1. Department of Rheumatology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
  2. Department of Experimental Pathology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London


    Two animal models were used to investigate the mode of action of levamisole and thymopoietin. Neither compound influenced the subcutaneous carrageenan air pouch. While thymopoietin inhibited the formation of cotton pellet granulomas, levamisole enhanced it. This supports the conclusions of clinical studies reported elsewhere that levamisole and thymopoietin do not act in the same way in rheumatoid arthritis.

    Statistics from

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.