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How do antibiotics lead to immune suppression ? Dont make sense.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: They don't
In general, they don't lead to immune suppression.
The concern is that unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to bacterial drug resistance, rendering current antibiotics ineffective. There are a small number of antibiotics that can cause bone marrow suppression, leading to lower white blood cell counts, but this is uncommon and doesn't usually cause true immune suppression.

In brief: They don't
In general, they don't lead to immune suppression.
The concern is that unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to bacterial drug resistance, rendering current antibiotics ineffective. There are a small number of antibiotics that can cause bone marrow suppression, leading to lower white blood cell counts, but this is uncommon and doesn't usually cause true immune suppression.
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