immunosuppressants

Four children not making any acid maltase enzyme tolerated enzyme replacement therapy when also treated with immunosuppressants

posted on January 16, 2012 - 6:00am
Editor's note 2/2/12: This story was updated to reflect the award of a  new MDA grant to Eric Sjoberg at Amicus Therapeutics. Drugs that suppress the immune system can successfully prevent or reverse rejection of enzyme replacement therapy in Pompe disease (acid maltase deficiency), a new study has shown.

New treatments bring relief in inflammatory muscle disease, but patience is required

posted on January 1, 2004 - 10:52am
Giovanna Albers, 38, has recovered from her polymyositis and no longer takes medication for it. Her weight is back to normal, and she "lives and breathes" in the water. Photo by Tim Parker