Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5--12

Rituximab in dermatology: Revisited

Aditya Kumar Bubna 
 Department of Dermatology, IQ City Medical College, Sovapur, Jemua, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Aditya Kumar Bubna
Department of Dermatology, IQ City Medical College, Sovapur, Bijra Road, Jemua, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal

Rituximab (RTX) is a specific mouse and human chimeric monoclonal antibody that has found to have numerous applications in dermatology. Though initially approved by the US FDA for treating rheumatoid arthritis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; currently its approval has extended to involve the pemphigus group of disorders; both as a first line drug as well as a therapeutic strategy for recalcitrant cases of pemphigus, unresponsive to conventional therapy. Apart from pemphigus, there have been a number of cutaneous disorders where rituximab has been found to be useful. This review will give a bird's eye view of the applications of rituximab in dermatology.

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Bubna AK. Rituximab in dermatology: Revisited.Indian J Drugs Dermatol 2020;6:5-12

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Bubna AK. Rituximab in dermatology: Revisited. Indian J Drugs Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];6:5-12
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