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Is my compromised immune system likely to cause me to have more infections with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Richard M. Pope, MD
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Date Added: 05/02/13

Active rheumatoid arthritis actually results in a compromised immune system. What's been found is that when patients are treated with immunosuppressants their ability to respond, their immune systems actually improves; however, they still are risks because a certain aspect of the immune system is c...
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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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