When I had my first crisis with an autoimmune diseaase called Wegener’s Granulomatosis (name may be changed to ANCA-Associated Granulomatosis Vasculitis), prednisone and cytoxan where the two medications used to suppress my inflammatory response.
The reason predisone and cytoxan were used together is because prednisone could treat the inflammation immediately, while cytoxan (cychlophosphamide) treated the underlying problem. This combination treatment was discovered by research doctors in the 1970s. Before this treatment combination was used, WG patients died in about six months.
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