Table 2

Laboratory data at entry (time of first rituximab infusion) and at 12 months

Laboratory testAt entryAt 12 monthsp Value
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mm/h14 (8–22)11 (6–18)0.234
C-reactive protein, mg/L4.5 (1.75–9.5)3 (2–9.5)0.651
CD19+ B cells, ×109/L0.08 (0.04–0.25)0 (0–0)0.030
IgG, g/L8.4 (7.4–10.6)7.6 (6.2–8.7)0.044
S-creatinine, μmol/L,77 (63–97)80 (68–87)0.355
Total eosinophil count, ×109/L0.26 (0.1–0.8)0.2 (0.9–0.67)0.054
  • Data are presented in median (IQR). Differences between baseline and 1 year were analysed by paired-samples t test. Normal range for CD19+ B cells 0.1–0.5×109/L and for IgG 6–13 g/L.