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are the drugs you take for autoimmune diseases suppressing the immune system?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants.
Answered on Dec 31, 2012

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