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Taking Immunosuppressant And Plaquenil
I have RA use plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) now i was prescribed methotrexate. 2y ago diagnosis with HPV 16, can I take metho a immunosuppressant, an not make worst the hpv?
Yes: This is a great question. Methotrexate has been used both to treat hpv and certain studies have shown women with RA on methtrexate have higher risk of abnormal pap smear. It is safe to use Methotrexate if you need it for ra. You just need to get your pap smears yearly and more frequent if abnormal. I would also recommend hpv testing with your pap. ...Read more
Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more
My sister is suffering from takayashu arteritis... she is currently taking immunosuppressants.. just want to ask the prognosis of this disease?
See below: The two major predictors of outcome are incidence of complications(hypertension,aortic aneurysm, retinopathy) and if the disease is progressive or not. The 15-year survival was 66 and 96 percent for patients with and without a major complication, respectively, and was 68 and 93 percent for those with and without a progressive course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: No issue with both together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually none!: Studies at the cleveland clinic and albany medical college clearly demonstrate that ocular toxicity with ho-q is based solely on getting more the recommended 6mg/kg of body weight. I have never seen ocular toxicity in 1000's of patient I have treated. The most common complaint is queasiness of the stomach when starting it. There are other side-effects, but i've never seen them. ...Read more
My temperature is 97.6 and i'm currently taking imuran, (azathioprine) an immunosuppressant. Should i be concerned?
I am taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for UCTD. What is the implication of elevated compliment 4 and normal compliment 3?
Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group. Elevated complement levels are actually reassuring - it's low complement that is concerning in UCTD. ...Read more