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immunosuppressive therapy

Azathioprine in pregnancy

We recently discussed this issue in conference and I thought it might be worth sharing a few interesting points: Azathioprine is normally converted to the active metabolite 6-mercaptopurine. However, in pregnancy the placenta can metabolize azathioprine to thiouric…

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Enter the Chimera

I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the care team for several patients who have participated in Stanford’s Immune Tolerance program here in Palo Alto. The idea behind the program is pretty cool: create chimerism (the…

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