Rituximab administration in a patient with pemphigus vulgaris following reactivation of occult hepatitis B virus infection.
- Soheil Tavakolpour,
- Tahereh Soori,
- Pedram Noormohammadpour,
- Kamran Balighi,
- Hamidreza Mahmoudi,
- Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Dermatol Online J 2017 Jun 20;23(6). Epub 2017 Jun 20.
Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Immunosuppressive drugs are the milestone of treatment of autoimmune diseases, but they can lead to serious complications, including hepatitis B virus reactivation in HBV carriers as well as in patients with occult HBV infection (OBI). A 36-year-old man with OBI was diagnosed with pemphigus vulgaris. He was prescribed prednisolone and his hepatitis B surface antigen turned positive. Read More