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. 2014 Jun;73(5):465-6, 468.
doi: 10.1007/s00393-014-1380-5.

[Rituximab for Treatment of Felty’s Syndrome]

[Article in German]
Case Reports

[Rituximab for Treatment of Felty’s Syndrome]

[Article in German]
H Becker et al. Z Rheumatol. .

Abstract

Felty’s syndrome is a rare variant of severe seropositive rheumatoid arthritis with neutropenia and splenomegaly. It is difficult to treat and associated with a poor prognosis due to the substantial risk of infections. This article presents the case of a patient with refractory disease who responded to rituximab with permanent normalization of neutrophil counts. Repeated infusions were necessary to induce and maintain remission.

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