LOW-DOSE CYCLOSPORINE-A VERSUS PULSED CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE IN BEHCETS-SYNDROME - A SINGLE MASKED TRIAL


OZYAZGAN Y. , YURDAKUL S. , YAZICI H., TUZUN B., ISCIMEN A., TUZUN Y., ...Daha Fazla

BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, cilt.76, ss.241-243, 1992 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 76 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1992
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/bjo.76.4.241
  • Dergi Adı: BRITISH JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.241-243

Özet

A single masked trial of cyclosporin A 5 mg/kg/day versus monthly 1 g intravenous boluses of cyclophosphamide was conducted among 23 patients with Behcet's syndrome and active, potentially reversible uveitis. The trial was unmasked after a mean of 12 (SD 2) months for the cyclosporin A group (n = 12) and a mean of 10 (SD 3) months for the cyclophosphamide group (n = 11). During the initial 6 months the visual acuity significantly improved (p < 0.001) in the cyclosporin A group whereas this was not observed in the cyclophosphamide group. The subsequent follow-up of patients up to 24 months suggested that the initial improvement in visual acuity with cyclosporin A was not sustained. More extensive and especially long-term studies of cyclosporin A in the uveitis of Behcet's syndrome are warranted.

Abstract

A single masked trial of cyclosporin A 5 mg/kg/day versus monthly 1 g intravenous boluses of cyclophosphamide was conducted among 23 patients with Behçet's syndrome and active, potentially reversible uveitis. The trial was unmasked after a mean of 12 (SD 2) months for the cyclosporin A group (n = 12) and a mean of 10 (SD 3) months for the cyclophosphamide group (n = 11). During the initial 6 months the visual acuity significantly improved (p < 0.001) in the cyclosporin A group whereas this was not observed in the cyclophosphamide group. The subsequent follow-up of patients up to 24 months suggested that the initial improvement in visual acuity with cyclosporin A was not sustained. More extensive and especially long-term studies of cyclosporin A in the uveitis of Behçet's syndrome are warranted.