What are the possible adverse effects of rituximab in the treatment of pediatric nephrotic syndrome?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020
  • Author: Jerome C Lane, MD; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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The adverse effects of rituximab are rare but potentially serious. Risks include Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. [78]  


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