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Old November 19th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Thanks MaxaLisa,

Do you know if it does happen to be some kind of infection and you are getting a destruction of platelets and/or red blood cells -- is that caused by the infection itself or by the immune system? I ask this because if the immune system is causing the destruction don't you want to stop that by suppression with the steroids? or once you stop the infection does the immune system stop the destruction of the cells?

I hope that question makes sense -- I basically want to know if the infection is causing the immune system to attack the cells or if the infection is directly attacking the cells?
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