Aurothioglucose is a gold-based glucose derivative with immunomodulatory properties.
This compound is sometimes used for osteoarthritis or unresponsive pemphigus foliaceus, but has a variability in response with canine patients, with only 30% of penphigus patients responding to sole aurothioglucose therapy.
Recommended dose rate is 1 - 2 mg/kg weekly, often used in conjunction with tapering doses of prednisolone.
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