Open Access Research article

Risk of infection in patients with lymphoma receiving rituximab: systematic review and meta-analysis

Simone Lanini1*, Aoife C Molloy2, Paul E Fine3, Archibald G Prentice4, Giuseppe Ippolito1 and Christopher C Kibbler2

Author Affiliations

1 National Institute for Infectious Diseases, INMI-Lazzaro Spallanzani Via Portuense, 292 00149 Rome, Italy

2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK

3 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK

4 Department of Haematology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG, UK

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BMC Medicine 2011, 9:36  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-36

Published: 12 April 2011

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