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JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology:
doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e318277a092
Case Reports

Successful Treatment of Digital Tip Necrosis in Rheumatoid Vasculitis With Anti-CD20 Antibody Rituximab

Korkosz, Mariusz MD, PhD*; Królczyk, Jarosław MD; Telesińska-Jasiówka, Dorota MD*; Grodzicki, Tomasz MD, PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: We report a successful treatment with rituximab in the case of rheumatoid vasculitis causing digital tips necrosis in exacerbated rheumatoid arthritis. The vasculitis lesions did not respond completely to intravenous methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide but responded on rituximab treatment. Deep necrosis of a digital tip resolved entirely after completing a course of rituximab.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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