Reply To: rituxin (again)

March 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Hi Lori- If it helps,almost all the cases of PML in patients using Rituximab for autoimmune disease were in patients who had prior or concominant immunosupressive therapy- I don’t know if you are on any steroids or other immune suppressing drugs but when you are looking at rate of 1 in 1000 you may be looking at all people treated including those with cancer on multiple chemo agents. I think that if they think it will help and if you are otherwise healthy you may not be in the high risk group for that complication. No one can give you guarantees unfortunately- I myself am on Imuran which comes with its own stuff and I was on cellcept ( briefly) which also carries the PML warning . good luck with your decision