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Rituximab use in systemic lupus erythematosus pneumonitis and a review of current reports.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rituximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody specific for human CD20 that causes selective transient depletion of the CD20+ B-cell subpopulation. We report the first case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) pneumonitis resistant to conventional treatments that responded well to rituximab and review current reports on the use of rituximab in SLE.
S W Lim; D Gillis; W Smith; P Hissaria; H Greville; C A Peh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine journal     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1445-5994     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Med J     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092952     Medline TA:  Intern Med J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  260-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Immunology Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use*
Exercise Tolerance / drug effects
Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use*
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications,  drug therapy*
Pneumonia / drug therapy*,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Immunologic Factors; 0/rituximab

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