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Saturday 01 July 2006

Infective endocarditis complicating rituximab (anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody) treatment in an SLE patient with a past history of Libman-Sacks endocarditis: a case for antibiotic prophylaxis?

By: Armstrong D, Wright S, McVeigh C, Finch M.

Clin Rheumatol 2006 Jul;25(4):583-4

We report a 54 year old female whose successful treatment of cerebral lupus with rituximab was complicated by the development of streptococcus intermedius, on valves damaged by Libman-Sacks endocarditis more than 20 years previously.

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