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Given the breadth of knowledge and clinical experience required to answer this question in full (and given that it is not typically something I deal with in my specialty), I will rely heavily on this UpToDate article. To summarize: Research involving non-HIV immunosuppressed patients mostly involve patients with cancer (especially receiving hematopoietic ...


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Pentasa is one brand name for a drug called mesalazine (or mesalamine). While immunosuppressant drugs are often used on the management of Crohn’s disease, this is not one of them. It is in a group of drugs called aminosalicylates (somewhat similar to aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but the mechanism of action is a little different). It ...


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I will discuss azathioprine here, as there are many different immunosuppressant drugs that work in different ways. The immune system is a complex thing and most will inhibit only one particular aspect of it. Azathioprine Azathioprine is an immunosuppressant drug. It has been around for a long time but is still widely used. Unlike certain modern drugs that ...


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This type of data can only come from studies. The ones I've looked at so far do not indicate that single organ autoimmune disease is a risk factor. The risk factors they looked at in the study below were: age, smoking, cardiorespiratory disease, hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, chronic renal disease, immunodeficiency, hepatitis B infection, diabetes (...


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In treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the following immunosuppressants, which are already in use, inhibit cytokines: Non-biologic DMARDs (Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs): methotrexate, leflunomide, hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine, cyclosporine, and tacrolimus Biologic DMARDs: adalimubab, anakinra, certolizumab, etanercept, golimubab, infliximab, ...


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