Corticosteroids Plus Rituximab Not Likely to Injure Kidneys of SSc Patients

Corticosteroids Plus Rituximab Not Likely to Injure Kidneys of SSc Patients

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Corticosteroids Plus Rituximab Not Likely to Injure Kidneys of SSc Patients

High doses of corticosteroids may be given alongside rituximab, used at lower doses, without affecting the kidneys of people with scleroderma, a study reports. The retrospective study, “Effect of short interval rituximab and high‐dose corticosteroids on kidney function in systemic sclerosis: long‐term experience of a single center,” was published in The International Journal of Clinical Practice. Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis (SSc), causes progressive scarring in the skin and internal organs, including the kidneys.…

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