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Puzzle re your answer on prednisone

Aug 28, 2005

Hi, If prednisone boosts CD4's and other Lymphs and white blood cells without compromising quality, why is it called immunosuppressive? Many thanks.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Because although it raises white blood cell counts, and in the assays that were used, did not affect CD4 function, there are other white blood cells that are affected and thus can cause immunosuppression.

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