Rituximab treatment of myasthenia gravis: A systematic review

@article{Tandan2017RituximabTO,
  title={Rituximab treatment of myasthenia gravis: A systematic review},
  author={R. Tandan and M. Hehir and W. Waheed and D. Howard},
  journal={Muscle & Nerve},
  year={2017},
  volume={56}
}
  • R. Tandan, M. Hehir, +1 author D. Howard
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Muscle & Nerve
  • Rituximab is a chimeric mouse/human anti‐CD20 monoclonal immunoglobulin. We reviewed the efficacy and safety of rituximab in 169 myasthenia gravis (MG) patients from case reports and series. Antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) were present in 59% and muscle‐specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) in 34%. Modified Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America postintervention scale of minimal manifestations (MM) or better occurred in 44%, and combined pharmacologic and chronic stable remission in… CONTINUE READING
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