, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 1259-1261

Rituximab in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis with demyelinating disease: a case report and review of the literature

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Abstract

Tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFI) are novel therapies used to treat ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Demyelinating disease is a rare but serious complication of TNFI. We report a patient with a case of AS who developed demyelinating disease secondary to TNFI and was treated successfully with rituximab.