Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Status of Rituximab-ME/CFS Studies

Discussion in 'Rituximab: News and Research' started by Persimmon, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    My guess: If new Tcells are spared from this they might work properly but it will take time to get enouigh healthy Tcells.
     
  2. liquid sky

    liquid sky Senior Member

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    "Ocrelizumab has previously been investigated as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis but studies were discontinued because of a high incidence of opportunistic infections in participants. Opportunistic infections are infections that do not normally occur in a healthy person but may occur when the immune system is compromised."

    This new B cell depletion drug, Ocrelizumab, has not been safer than Rituxan. Rituxan has been approved for years in RA with a good safety profile. http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACR/35895
     

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