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Recurrent Pneumonia and History of Transplantation

  • Sonia de Arriba-MéndezEmail author
  • Eva Macías
  • Ignacio Dávila
Chapter

Abstract

  • Predominant antibody deficiencies are characterized by respiratory tract infections caused by encapsulated pyogenic bacteria

  • Prolonged hypogammaglobulinemia and associated infections have been reported as post-rituximab therapy complications

  • Most authors recommend to start IgG replacement when post-rituximab hypogammaglobulinemia is moderate or severe, although IgG antibody titers, infections, and patient’s risk factors should be considered

Keywords

Hypogammaglobulinemia Rituximab Side effect 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia de Arriba-Méndez
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Eva Macías
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ignacio Dávila
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric ServiceUniversity Hospital of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biologic and Diagnostics SciencesUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  3. 3.Allergy ServiceUniversity Hospital of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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