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Is rituximab effective for nephrotic syndrome?

My daugther aged 19, has nephrotic syndrome FSGS - steroid resistance. The doctors have been increasing the dose of steroids. The doctor in India finds cyclosporine is not of great use. He wants to try Rituximab (Mabthera) 500 mg. IV once a week for 4 weeks.
May I know is it the right treatment?
Tue, 8 Mar 2016
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I really appreciate your concern, Rituximab mainly used for destroying B cell and it is being used for the medical condition like auto-immune disease and malignancy her doctor might have found some role of this drug apart from what it is being mainly used, it can be discuss with doctor hope this information helps.
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