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18 July 2013, by DUARTE REIS M.


Azathioprine is a thiopurine immunosuppressant, synthesized in 1959 from its parent drug 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP). Originally used in organ transplant patients, dermatologists have been using this drug for over 35 years for the treatment of many autoimmune and inflammatory skin diseases.

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