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Are there drugs to treat autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Yes

Yes. There are many medications to treat autoimmune diseases, depending on the specific disease.

In brief: Yes

Yes. There are many medications to treat autoimmune diseases, depending on the specific disease.
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheo
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Many autoimmune diseases can be treated with medicines that reduce autoimmunity -- many of which may also reduce the immune system's infection-fighting ability by varying degrees.
Some autoimmune diseases are treated in other ways, eg, replacing the hormone from a damaged gland (thyroid -- with pills; or pancreas-- with insulin). Symptoms can be treated as well, with pills or alternative therapies.

In brief: Yes

Many autoimmune diseases can be treated with medicines that reduce autoimmunity -- many of which may also reduce the immune system's infection-fighting ability by varying degrees.
Some autoimmune diseases are treated in other ways, eg, replacing the hormone from a damaged gland (thyroid -- with pills; or pancreas-- with insulin). Symptoms can be treated as well, with pills or alternative therapies.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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