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Side effects of Abatacept (ORENCIA®)
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

The major side effect of abatacept or orencia that we worry about is infection. It's similar to many of the biologics. Abatacept is a molecule that interferes with the interaction of white cells, and so the white cells can't communicate, and can't fight infection as well, and so it may predispose th...
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Richard M. Pope, MD, is the Chief, Division of Medicine-Rheumatology and Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.
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