Rituximab in the treatment of inflammatory myopathies: a review.

  title={Rituximab in the treatment of inflammatory myopathies: a review.},
  author={S Fasano and Patrick A. Gordon and Raouf Hajji and Esthela Loyo and David Alan Isenberg},
  volume={56 1},
Several uncontrolled studies have encouraged the use of rituximab (RTX) in patients with myositis. Unfortunately, the first placebo-phase trial to assess the efficacy of RTX in refractory myositis did not show a significant difference between the two treatment groups, and doubts have been expressed about its study design. In this review we present an up-to-date overview of the reported experiences of RTX therapy in myositis. A PubMed search was performed to find all the available cases of… CONTINUE READING
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