Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive Agents are used in the treatment of Cold Agglutinin Disease?

Updated: Aug 28, 2018
  • Author: Salman Abdullah Aljubran, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Immunosuppressive Agents

Immunosuppressive agents include antibodies that are directed against the CD20 antigen found on the surface of B-lymphocytes.

Rituximab (Rituxan)

Effective lowering of IgM and IgG levels is achievable with this anti–B cell antibody. Hypersensitivity reactions can be severe; users of the drug should become completely familiar with the adverse reactions known to occur.


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