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A 40-year-old woman with a history of low-grade ...

Bacterial pneumonia

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She just completed the course of rituximab, which targets CD20 receptors. B-cell deficiency can predispose to bacterial infections.

b) BM failure is not associated with rituximab c) wrong d) wrong e) this occurs w/in 7-10 days of starting treatment, and would not occur after completing a 4-month course of rituximab.

meningitis  Forgot the time frame for Serum sickness and got it wrong.. thanks @thomasalterman +5  
stinkysulfaeggs  Same. Crap. +1