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Prevention of infection caused by immunosuppressive drugs in gastroenterology

Abstract:

Immunosuppressive therapy is frequently used to treat gastrointestinal diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hepatitis, IgG4-related disease (autoimmune pancreatitis and sclerosing cholangitis) and in the post-transplantation setting. These drugs interfere with the immune system. The main safety concern with their use is the risk of infections. Certain infections can be prevented or their impact minimized. Physicians must adopt preventative strategies and should have a high ...

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10.1177/2040622313485275

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Journal:
Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease
Volume:
4
Issue:
4
Pages:
167-185
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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EISSN:
2040-6231
ISSN:
2040-6223
URN:
uuid:06c76ef6-5330-4ece-897b-71a08b0b7eaa
Source identifiers:
444982
Local pid:
pubs:444982

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