Clinical, biological and ultrasonographic remission in a patient with musculoskeletal systemic lupus erythematosus with rituximab

Lupus. 2009 Mar;18(3):270-2. doi: 10.1177/0961203308095001.


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multiorganic autoimmune disease that affects skin, osteoarticular and kidney frequently. Rituximab showed efficacy in treatment of osteoarticular and haematological SLE, but its use has been generalised for renal disease. In our case, we showed efficacy of rituximab in SLE articular disease, showing an ultrasonographic improvement.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use*
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunologic Factors / therapeutic use*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnostic imaging
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / drug therapy*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / pathology
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / physiopathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Remission Induction
  • Rituximab
  • Ultrasonography


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal, Murine-Derived
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Rituximab