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A 22-year-old male asked:

Why does my prednisone prescription label say "may lower ability to fight infection. avoid contact with people who have contagious diseases."?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Because prednisone: Will suppress the immune system. Short courses are fine but prolonged Prednisone use will predispose one to develop significant infections.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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