Here is My Question:
Hello. I'm in a bit of a pickle! I just tested positive for Covid 19 and have my first rituximab infusion in a week. Should I ask to delay the infusion or proceed?
You should discuss this further with your MS specialist as I am providing general information but only your specialist should be helping you make this decision. In general, I would delay the rituximab infusion until it was clear you were recovered from the COVID19 infection. This will also allow your body to develop excellent immunity to the most recent strain of viruses before starting rituximab.
Revere P (Rip) Kinkel, MDProfessor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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