Immunosuppressant and Cytotoxic Drugs, Toxic and Metabolic Disorders

  • J. D. Parkes
  • P. Jenner
  • D. N. Rushton
  • C. D. Marsden
Part of the Treatment in Clinical Medicine book series (TC MEDICINE)

Abstract

Immunosuppressant drugs, including steroids, are used in many neurological disorders for which an autoimmune aetiology has been suggested. These conditions include myasthenia gravis (p. 152), polymyositis and dermatomyositis (p. 158), as well as generalised autoimmune diseases which involve the nervous system, including systemic lupus erythematosus and polyarteritis nodosa.

Keywords

Dementia Folic Acid Neutropenia Cyclophosphamide Meningitis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Parkes
    • 1
  • P. Jenner
    • 2
  • D. N. Rushton
    • 1
  • C. D. Marsden
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of NeurologyKing’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Institute of PsychiatryLondonUK
  2. 2.University Department of NeurologyInstitute of PsychiatryLondonUK

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