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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 406963, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/406963
Case Report

Remission Achieved in Refractory Advanced Takayasu Arteritis Using Rituximab

1Clinic of Immunology and Rheumatology, Medical School Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
2Department of Pneumology, Medical School Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany

Received 16 August 2012; Accepted 18 September 2012

Academic Editors: S. S. Koca, J. Mikdashi, P. Njobvu, and F. Schiavon

Copyright © 2012 D. Ernst et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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