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Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal

Abstract

A theoretical approach to the unknown etiology of multiple sclerosis is presented in this preliminary study which reports the results of empiric treatment with azathioprine. Imuran® therapy produced stabilization of the disease, neurological improvement, and no progress of neurological dysfunction or loss of any regained function. Evidence points toward a viral-induced immunological defect. Abnormal gamma globulins found in the cerebral spinal fluid suggest an immunological etiology.

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