Does anyone have any knowledge about whether Rituximab can be used if you are ANCA negative?
I have CSS for nearly 2 years, but luckily a mild severity. My consultant has suggested I should perhaps change from Azathioprine since it does not appear to be controlling the CSS based on CRP levels (never < 50 against spec of < 10) and ongoing symptoms with pred at 14 mg. In his words in the letter to my GP I received this week ...."Rituximab would be attractive but would be difficult if he is still ANCA negative".
I have only been ANCA tested when dx in April 2013 which was -ve, and will be retested next week, but it sounds as if still negative, then Rituximab will not be possible?
I welcome your comments ... many thanks.... Jonty