Rituximab Before or During Pregnancy Not Linked to Major Complications

Rituximab Before or During Pregnancy Not Linked to Major Complications

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Rituximab Before or During Pregnancy Not Linked to Major Complications

Treatment with rituximab before or during pregnancy was not associated with major pregnancy or infant complications, according to a case series of 19 women with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases. These findings add to the limited available evidence on the use of rituximab by expectant mothers either prior to or during pregnancy — a use strongly advised against by its manufacturer. The cases suggest that the therapy may not increase the risk of serious adverse…

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