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Rituxan Does Not Improve Chronic Fatigue

Wednesday 3 April 2019


From Healio:


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Rituxan does not improve chronic fatigue

Fluge Ø, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2019;doi:10.7326/M18-1451.
Rowe PC. Ann Intern Med. 2019;doi:10.7326/M19-0643.
April 1, 2019
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B-cell depletion using multiple infusions of Rituxan demonstrated no clinical benefit for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, according to data published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) “is associated with greatly reduced quality of life,” Øystein Fluge, MD, PhD, from Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, and colleagues wrote. “The socioeconomic costs are high, and elucidation of disease mechanisms, improvement in diagnostic approaches, and rational treatment are urgently needed.”


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