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Successful pregnancy after rituximab in a women with recurrent in vitro fertilisation failures and anti-phospholipid antibody positive

  • C. T. Ng
  • M. O’Neil
  • D. Walsh
  • T. Walsh
  • D. J. Veale
Case Report

Abstract

We report a case of successful pregnancy after rituximab in a patient with a history of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) failures and positive anti-cardiolipin antibody (ACA). Following a course of rituximab, her ACA became negative and she successfully conceived with IVF treatment. This is the first case in literature describing the use of rituximab therapy in this clinical scenario.

Keywords

Rituximab Infertility Implantation failures Anti-phospholipid antibodies 

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Copyright information

© Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. T. Ng
    • 1
  • M. O’Neil
    • 1
  • D. Walsh
    • 2
  • T. Walsh
    • 2
  • D. J. Veale
    • 1
  1. 1.Bone and Joint Unit, Department of RheumatologySt Vincent’s University HospitalDublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Sims Fertilty ClinicDublin 14Ireland

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