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How effective is rituxan (rituximab) for pemphigus vulgaris as a treatment?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
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In brief: Pemphigus vulgaris

Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris.
Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks.

In brief: Pemphigus vulgaris

Retuxan is used as first or 2nd line drug for pemphigus vulgaris.
Steroid is used first but has side effects. Dapsone, sulfasalazine, pentoxiphylline photo therapy, ;, intravenous immunoglobin are also used for this blistery autoimmune disease. Retuxan+ivig has very good remission. Pls. See your dermatologist who has to look at your total picture with other diseases before prescription. Thanks.
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