Rituximab Treatment for Relapsed Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Evans Syndrome

Anat Galor, Timothy O'Brien

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Abstract

A case is reported of idiopathic relapsed autoimmune hemolytic anemia successfully treated with rituximab. A 43-year-old white male patient with past medical history of Evans syndrome was found to have recurrent autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Previous treatments included steroids, splenectomy, intravenous immunoglobulin, plasmapheresis, staphylococcal Protein A immunoadsorption (Prosorba column), and chemotherapeutic agents (cytoxan and vincristine). Rituximab was given weekly at 375 mg/m2 for 4 doses. The drug was well tolerated and the patient remains in remission 9 months after completion of therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-336
Number of pages2
JournalInternational journal of hematology
Volume78
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Immune hemolytic anemia
  • Rituximab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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