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What is immunosuppressive therapy?
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Drugs turn off Immunity
Our immune system is our natural defense mechanism to foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Unfortunately, it also "defends" against foreign organs that are transplanted. We use a variety of drugs to suppress different portions of that complicated system - trying to prevent the organ from being rejected without incapacitating the rest of your defenses.

In brief: Drugs turn off Immunity
Our immune system is our natural defense mechanism to foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Unfortunately, it also "defends" against foreign organs that are transplanted. We use a variety of drugs to suppress different portions of that complicated system - trying to prevent the organ from being rejected without incapacitating the rest of your defenses.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Drugs turn off Immunity
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In brief: Drugs turn off Immunity
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Depresses immunity
Diseases that are caused by an abnormal immune response, where the immune system is attacking the host, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are treated with immunosuppressive therapy.
The drugs used are like those that prevent organ transplant rejection and include prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) prograf, Cyclosporine and imuran. The biggest risk with them is infection, but there are many others.

In brief: Depresses immunity
Diseases that are caused by an abnormal immune response, where the immune system is attacking the host, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are treated with immunosuppressive therapy.
The drugs used are like those that prevent organ transplant rejection and include prednisone, cellcept, (mycophenolate mofetil) prograf, Cyclosporine and imuran. The biggest risk with them is infection, but there are many others.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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