Methotrexate shows promise for treating juvenile scleroderma

01/8/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

More than 70% of juvenile localized scleroderma patients who took oral methotrexate were in clinical remission for a mean of 25 months, while 27.1% experienced remission while taking the drug, according to an Italian study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Generally mild side effects were reported by 48.3% of respondents, but they didn't cause the patients to stop the medication.

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