Selective immunosuppressive agents are drugs that suppress the immune system due to a selective point of action.
They are used to reduce the risk of rejection in organ transplants, in autoimmune diseases and can be use as cancer chemotherapy .
As immunosuppressive agents lower the immunity there is increased risk of infection
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