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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
BRESSAN, Aline Lopes; SILVA, Roberto Souto da; FONTENELLE, Elisa and GRIPP, Alexandre Carlos. Immunosuppressive agents in Dermatology. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.1, pp.9-22. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000100002.
Immunosupressants are drugs that act in cell division and have anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, they are essentially prescribed in the prevention of transplant rejection and in the treatment of autoimmune disorders and chronic inflammatory diseases, whose main example in Dermatology is psoriasis. In this work the most important immunosuppressive drugs and orientation to properly administer them are going to be described.
Keywords : Azathioprine; Cyclophosphamide; Cyclosporine; Immunossupressive agents; Methotrexate.