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We previously reported that B cell depletion therapy with rituximab (4 weekly infusions of 375 mg/m2, premedication: 25 mg prednisolone intravenously) in eight patients with early primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) and seven patients with mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue (MALT)/pSS was effective in reducing subjective and objective symptoms after 12 weeks of follow-up.1 Three patients with early pSS developed serum sickness-like disease, of whom one patient declined to further participate. The MALT component of six of the seven patients with MALT/pSS was initially effectively treated with rituximab, one of these six patients was successfully retreated 9 months after the first treatment and all six patients are …
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