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Side effects of Azathioprine (Imuran)
Stephen Paget, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Date Added: 05/16/13

Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug, so it decreases the immune ability of the patient to fight off infections. It can cause liver inflammation. It can cause pancreas inflammation. It can rarely lead to the development of tumors.
Dr. Stephen Paget, MD, was the Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at Hospital For Special Surgery and the Joseph P. Routh Professor of Medicine and Rheumatic Disease at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years and is now the Physician-in-Chief Emeritus.
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