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Nonathymulin in rheumatoid arthritis: two double blind, placebo controlled trials.
  1. B Amor,
  2. M Dougados,
  3. C Mery,
  4. M Dardenne,
  5. J F Bach
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France.

    Abstract

    Two randomised double blind, placebo controlled trials have been carried out to assess the effectiveness of nonathymulin, a synthetic thymic peptide hormone, in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to compare three different dosage schedules (1, 5, and 10 mg/day). Nonathymulin 5 mg proved to be the most efficient dose, providing significant clinical improvement as evaluated by the global assessment of all patients who entered the trials (56% v 17% in the placebo group) (p less than 0.02) and by four objective parameters. This effect was accompanied with minimal adverse effects and was not associated with clear changes in immunological parameters. A significant correlation was observed, however, in clinical response to nonathymulin, and T cell subset imbalance was assessed using monoclonal anti-T cell antibodies and a functional suppressor T cell assay.

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