Mechanistic basis for impaired B cell depletion after anti-CD20 treatment of African American with neuro-inflammatory disorders

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Neuroinflammatory Disease
  • Age: Between 14 - 80 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Diagnosed with MS, NMO, or other neuroinflammatory disorders
    2. Currently treated with infusible antiCD20 therapy (ocrelizumab or rituximab)
    3. Able to give informed consent if 18 years old or older. If participant is under 18 years old, they must be able to provide assent and their parent/legal guardian must be able to provide consent
    4. Self-identified African-American, or known African ancestry

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. High-dose steroids, or intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) or plasma exchange (PLEX) use within 3 months of blood sample collection
    2. Concurrent immunosuppressive therapy, active systemic cancer
    3. Obesity (BMI > 30)



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