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Table 4 Frequency of use of immunosuppressive agents and combination with corticosteroids

From: High frequency of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy in patients with systemic sclerosis despite limited evidence for efficacy

  Immunosuppressive agent Combination with corticosteroids
  Total number % Total number %
Methotrexate (152/499) 30.5 (101/152) 66.4
Cyclophosphamide (111/499) 22.2 (81/111) 73.0
Azathioprine (109/499) 21.8 (75/109) 68.8
(Hydroxy)chloroquine (36/499) 7.2 (20/36) 55.6
Mycophenolate mofetil (38/499) 7.6 (26/38) 68.4
Cyclosporine (15/499) 3.0 (9/15) 60.0
D-Penicillamine (16/499) 3.2 (7/16) 43.8