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Does having rituximab lower your immune system?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Rituximab is directed against an antigen found on lymphocytes (cd20).
It attaches to this antigen and causes destruction of the lymphocyte. Its action is indiscriminate therefore the lymphocyte population is transiently decreased leading to a lowering of the function of the immune system for brief periods of time.

In brief: Yes

Rituximab is directed against an antigen found on lymphocytes (cd20).
It attaches to this antigen and causes destruction of the lymphocyte. Its action is indiscriminate therefore the lymphocyte population is transiently decreased leading to a lowering of the function of the immune system for brief periods of time.
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