Optimal levels of 6-thioguanine nucleotide metabolites for disease remission in dermatology patients are 150 to 300 pmol/8 x 10(8) RBCs. High levels of the inactive metabolite 6-methylmercaptopurine and induction of thiopurine methyltransferase are associated with recalcitrant disease.
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