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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only ..

Do I have to take imuran (azathioprine) if my only symptoms back muscle pain and rash on my face only ..

Depends: Imuran (azathioprine) is a powerful immunosuppressive medication and it is usually used for conditions In which your immune system may be attacking your body such as in lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The goal is not just to treat your symptoms, but also hopefully to make your condition better. I would not hesitate to ask your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What is Imuran (azathioprine)?

Imuran (azathioprine): "Azathioprine (Imuran (azathioprine)) is a drug used to treat swelling and pain in arthritis. The most common diseases treated with Imuran (azathioprine) are dermatomyositis, systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis. It belongs to a class of medications called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) or immunosuppressants. This class of medicines can decrease joint damage and disability" ...Read more

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What are the side effects of imuran (azathioprine)?

Immunosuppression: Immunosuppression can lead to mulitple problems; delayed wound healing, problems with infections, increased risks of certain types of cancers, anemia and GI upset. ...Read more

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Can Imuran (azathioprine) cause gallbladder problems?

Can Imuran (azathioprine) cause gallbladder problems?

Not usually: The immunosuppressive agent can cause toxicity to the liver but not usually the gallbladder. You should discuss with the doctor prescribing the medicine for you. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from imuran (azathioprine)?

It is dose dependent: The toxicity depends how much you are taking and how long.... . It also depends what other med you are on i.e. Med for gout.....if you are with antigout....bone marrow suppression can be a serious condition. .......infection,liver function alteration,cancer etc.....low dose should not be a problem and are given for many conditions and patient can be on for long time with regular follow ups ...Read more

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How effective is imuran (azathioprine) for Crohn's disease?

Sometimes: Imuran (azathioprine) seems to be effective in a small subset of patients with Crohn's (likely fewer than 40%). At the moment it's difficult to predict who will respond in the long term. But as it can be safely used with monitoring, it's often worth trying. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Azathioprine (Definition)

Azathioprine is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more