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What Are The Chances Of Getting PML When Taking Imuran?

What Are The Chances Of Getting PML When Taking Imuran?

I had to stop plasmoquine because of my eyes, my joint pain is really bad, the methetroxate doesnt really help. I'd like to try Imuran but am scared of getting PML. Does anyone know what are the chances of getting PML when taking Imuran??

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I've taken Imuran since 1991 and haven't had any real problems and never heard of PML. So guess I am okay.

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member
Thank you Tom, best wishes xx

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyLupusTeam Member,

PML is usually lethal. The odds of getting it from using Imuran is approximately one in one hundred (1%). PML is a risk associated with most biologics used to treat lupus.

Tom

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member
Hi, hope you are feeling good today?! How do you find Imuran, does it help for the aches and pain??
Hugs Kasia xx

posted almost 6 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

A fatal brain infection the can be caused by immunosuppressant or biologics used to treat diseases like lupus.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/pml/pml.htm

posted almost 6 years ago
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