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Long-term follow-up of patients who received repeat-dose rituximab as maintenance therapy for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Alberici, Federico; Smith, Rona M.; Jones, Rachel B.; Roberts, Darren; Willcocks, Lisa C.; Chaudhry, Afzal; Smith, Kenneth GC; Jayne, David R.W.


Objective. ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is characterized by a chronic relapsing course. Rituximab (RTX) is an effective maintenance treatment; however, the long-term outcomes after its discontinuation are unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the long-term outcomes of AAV patients treated with repeatdose RTX maintenance therapy. Methods. AAV patients receiving a RTX treatment protocol consisting of an induction and maintenance phase were included. For initial remission...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Rheumatology
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu452


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