Use of rituximab in combination with high-dose methotrexate in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma in a mycophenolate mofetil treated patient with lupus nephritis.
Summary of "Use of rituximab in combination with high-dose methotrexate in the treatment of primary central nervous system lymphoma in a mycophenolate mofetil treated patient with lupus nephritis."
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Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
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Name: Acta oncologica (Stockholm, Sweden)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20670084
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/0284186X.2010.504231
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