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What is the difference between immunosuppressives and rituxan (rituximab)?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Immunosupressive

Immunosuppressive agents are agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action-through t cell activation, ihbition of b cell helper, dna inhibition etc, such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus, sirolimus, corticosteroid.
Rituxan (rituximab) is one of immunosupressive agents where it works by binding the cd 20 receptors on the b cell-lymphocytes which eventually leads to the cell’s death.

In brief: Immunosupressive

Immunosuppressive agents are agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action-through t cell activation, ihbition of b cell helper, dna inhibition etc, such as cyclosporine, tacrolimus, sirolimus, corticosteroid.
Rituxan (rituximab) is one of immunosupressive agents where it works by binding the cd 20 receptors on the b cell-lymphocytes which eventually leads to the cell’s death.
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