Rituximab Use in Pediatric Dermatology.

  title={Rituximab Use in Pediatric Dermatology.},
  author={Melissa B Hoffman and Rachna A Bhandari and Animesh A. Sinha},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  volume={15 7},
Rituximab, an anti CD20 monoclonal antibody leading to transitory B cell depletion, is used to treat a wide variety of immune system tumors and immune mediated diseases. While most of data supporting the efficacy and safety of rituximab in treating autoimmune patients is focused on the adult population, the utilization of rituximab (RTX) for a wide range of pediatric conditions is also increasing. While there are a number of published case reports, a comprehensive review of the various uses for… CONTINUE READING