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Take 2 meds to suppress my immune system for 2 autoimmune diseases. am i at a higher risk?

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Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
30 years experience
Need to be careful : CORVID 19 is a novel virus and more information is coming in every day. In general the response to a virus is neutralizing antibodies which may be deficient in some one who is immunosupressed. Not all drugs used for autoimmune diseases are immunosuppressive. Some are immunoregulatory. Nevertheless i would take stringent precautions and avoid going outdoors or mingling in the community for now

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

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Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants.
Last updated Apr 29, 2020

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