Friday December 15th 2017

Long-term Safety of Rituximab and Peripheral B-Cell Depletion in Multiple Sclerosis and Other CNS Autoimmune Disorders (P2.223)

CONCLUSIONS: Although preliminary, our observations do not indicate an increased risk of infections with prolonged peripheral B-cell depletion in patients who received rituximab infusions for up to 6 years continuously. While encouraging, these observations must be viewed with caution due to the small number of patients. Larger studies are warranted to confirm these findings.Disclosure: Dr. Memon has nothing to disclose. Dr. Sriwastava has nothing to disclose. Dr. Bao has nothing to disclose. Dr. Bernitsas has received personal compensation for activities with Biogen Idec, Novartis, and Teva Neuroscience. Dr. Javed has received personal compensation for activities with Teva Neuroscience, Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp., Novartis, Questcor Diagnostics, and Biogen Idec as a consultant and speake…

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Long-term Safety of Rituximab and Peripheral B-Cell Depletion in Multiple Sclerosis and Other CNS Autoimmune Disorders (P2.223)

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