Severe, refractory, non-malignant type I cryoglobulinemia treated with alemtuzumab

David Chu, Michelle Stevens, Douglas Edward Gladstone

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Abstract

A 41 year old female with type I cryoglobulinemia, refractory to methylprednisolone, rituximab, and cyclophosphamide complicated by a rising serum viscosity was treated with alemtuzumab. After a cumulative dose of 1,085 mg of alemtuzumab, her serum viscosity decreased to normal. Treatment toxicity was limited to fungal esophagitis responsive to topical therapy. This case demonstrates the potential use of alemtuzumab in the treatment of refractory cryoglobulinemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1175
Number of pages3
JournalRheumatology International
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alemtuzumab
  • Hyperviscosity
  • Type I cryoglobulinemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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