Treatments for Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome


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Treatments of Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome discussion: Steroids are the first line of treatment for autoimmune episodes, like hemolytic anemia and ITP. One common steroid is prednisone. It is often given for a short time, but sometimes it is needed for longer periods. When prednisone is not enough to treat the episode, other drugs, such as Imuran and cyclosporin, may also be prescribed. Steroids have saved lives and have dramatically reduced the complications in some people with ALPS. However, like all treatments, steroids have some disadvantages, so they should not be used too much or for too long.1

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1. excerpt from Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS): NIAID

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