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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Immunosupression: Propensity for infection, anemia, bleeding. Causing weakness, infections, pain, cardiovascular, pulmonary, intestinal problems etc. Chemotherapy, radi ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Induction treatments (potent immune suppressing meds given around the time of the transplant surgery) are usually given intravenously and often more t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Inability : For body to prevent and fight infection.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Impaired immunity: Any treatment, medication or disease that affects the function of a part of your immune response. Some forms of immunosuppression are more severe than ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes : Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Itp itself does not weaken the immune system. However, treatments for itp do.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cheng
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: The chance of developing acute rejection decreases over time after an organ transplant, so often the dosage and number of immunosuppressive drugs need ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Rejection: Your immune system sees any transplant as a foreign object. It treats the cells of the transplant just like bacteria cells it works to destroy them. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
16 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: This is true for most of the drugs used for an autoimmune disease.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Contraindicated: Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in peo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not Necessarily: Following autologous bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, no immunosuppressive drugs are prescribed because there is no risk of graft-versus-host di ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on bl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune syste ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Each person is diff: Each peson is different. This will depend on the evlauation but some people respond very well while others might not. You need to ask your physicia ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It won't.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Some risks include..: Organ transplants (lungs and others) do have risks associated with the actual surgical procedures, possible rejection of the grafted organ(s), side ef ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Experimental: Cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) (mycophenolate) is a medication that has been used to treat interstitial lung diseases that are autoimmune in nature. ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fungus: Where is the fungus? Usually if the immune system is debilitated it can cause protracted fungal infections, not the other way around.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: 1st: are you talking about an immune deficiency or an autoimmune disease? Both can be treated but they require different specialists so you need to kn ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Controllable: The symptoms of auto-immune disease is controllable. See a rheumatologist for specific diagnoses and treatments.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hemangshu Podder
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Yes: It was used in organ transplants....it is still used in many countries.....here we have better drugs....though in selected few cases Imuran (azathiop ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: Poorly controlled diabetes can suppress your immune system causing poor wound healing and lesser ability to fight infection.
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