Which medications in the drug class Anti-CD20 antigen on B lymphocytes are used in the treatment of Relapsing Polychondritis?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Nicholas Compton, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Anti-CD20 antigen on B lymphocytes

CD20 is a B-lymphocyte antigen that regulates cell cycle initiation. Use described in one case report.

Rituximab (Rituxan)

Murine/Human chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody. CD20 is expressed early in pre-B cell development. Binding induces complement-dependent B-cell cytotoxicity along with antibody-dependent cellular toxicity.


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