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Great news in the fight against Wegener’s.

Posted Oct 17 2009 10:08pm
With Wegener’s one of my greatest fears has always been having to someday be put on cyclophosphamide knowing that I would likely become infertile in addition to developing cancer later on. But this week, at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, the news was revealed that Rituxan can treat sever ANCA-associated vasculitis—such as Wegener’s—just as effectively as cytoxan (aka cyclophosphamide).

Previously used for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and rheumatoid arthritis, Rituxan was found to be effective in a study across nine medical centers including 197 patients with Wegener’s granulomatosis and microscopic polyangitis. More here: eurekalert.com
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