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

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Dr. Scott Diede
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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.
Answered on Jul 1, 2014
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
No different: No different than for other diseases. Ttp is life threatening and the treatment usually works.
Answered on Nov 17, 2013
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