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A 34-year-old male asked:

What are the "rituximab" side effects when treating ttp conditions? does it worth it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Risk/benefit: Rituximab has many potential side effects, some of them serious or life threatening: sever allergic reaction, heart arrythmia, profound immunosuppression, reactivation of dormant viruses and skin and lung reactions, to name a few. Deciding whether treatment is worth it is a decision that can only be made by someone who knows the complete medical picture. A formal second opinion can be helpful.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 49 years experience
No different: No different than for other diseases. Ttp is life threatening and the treatment usually works.

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