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Treatment with Rituximab (Rituxan)
Eric Matteson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Date Added: 06/26/13

Patients who have rheumatoid arthritis continues to be active despite treatment with DMARD such as methotrexate often require another drug. That drug might be a Biologic like rituximab or Rituxan. Rituximab works specifically to reduce B-cells which are important cells of the immune system and can b...
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Eric L. Matteson, MD, is chair for the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research. Dr. Matteson received the MD degree from Friedrich-Alexander University at Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He further completed a fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and received the M.P.H. degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a clinician and an epidemiologist, Dr. Matteson is focused on studying rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical features, complications, outcomes, and treatments.
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