This association has been principally studied in the context of human immunodeficiency virus infection, but VL has also been reported in patients undergoing treatment with immunosuppressive medication
for various indications.
Mercaptopurine is an immunosuppressive medication
used to treat leukaemia patients.
Relapse is almost universal after withdrawal of immunosuppressive medication
in patients with autoimmune hepatitis in remission.
Liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease, but scarcity of available organs and the need for lifelong immunosuppressive medication
make this treatment challenging.
Non-adherence to immunosuppressive medication
is strongly associated with poor outcomes.
In a new report, researchers reviewed the medical record of 7 children (aged 7-16 years) with Crohn's disease who had followed the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and had not received immunosuppressive medication
No change in immunosuppressive medication
or dosage was documented.
Cyclosporine is a common immunosuppressive medication
, for which serum concentrations are often tracked in patients with transplants.
They survived for more than four weeks in the rat heart without being rejected by the recipient's immune system, even without immunosuppressive medication
Even if the transplant is successful, you have to take immunosuppressive medication
for the rest of your life.
Prednisone, a steroid, is an immunosuppressive medication
that is often used to treat MS attacks.
This pilot study represents a novel approach to a long-standing challenge to embrace new technology in an effort to enhance adherence to immunosuppressive medication
, and consequently, graft and patient survival and improved quality of life.