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J Rheum Dis. 2014 Aug;21(4):201-204. Korean. Case Report.
Yim SW , Byon CK , Park JY , Lee SY , Lee SW , Chung WT .
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Dong-A University Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Rituximab is a chimeric murine-human monoclonal antibody that is directed against the specific B-cell CD20 antigen, which has recently been successfully used in active or refractory systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) manifestations, such as nephritis, thrombocytopenia, and vasculitis. We report a case of a 25-year-old woman diagnosed with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage of SLE refractory to steroid pulse therapy. The patient was treated successfully with rituximab as a part of the immunosuppressive regimen.

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