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    Quote Originally Posted by Sangye View Post
    That's the desired result. CD 19 and CD 20 are genes found on the surface of B cells. Rituximab destroys all the B cells in circulation, so if you want to measure the efficacy of ritux you can measure the CD19 and CD20 levels. As the B cells start to repopulate, the levels increase, which means the ritux is wearing off.
    Hi Sangye!! Good to hear from you. Don't be such a stranger...
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    LOL Hi guys, nice to see you.

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    I wanted to say Hi too while you are still on here. We miss you.
    Life isn't about how you survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

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    Hahaha. Hi Debra! Nice to see all of you. I miss you too and hope you're all doing well.

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    Sangye, it is comforting to know that you are at least sort of lurking on the forum! Most of us are doing OK and I hope the same for you!
    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    That's really good to hear.

    I'm okay. Not sure the rtx is working that well anymore, but since it's still doing something and there aren't any alternatives for me we're plugging along with it.

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    To show you how much I know about cd19 and cd 20 I checked my folder and 19 is Crosby, Stills and Nash, 20 is Abba.
    Sangye, think of you often if not daily, is there a plan "B"?
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    Right now I get rtx every 4 months. We were doing a single half-dose infusion and now we've bumped it up to a single full dose. Doesn't seem to have made a big difference though. Plan B is to do it every 3 months. There is no Plan C!

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    It's a big HI from Australia too Sangye.

    I'm not sure that I am too keen on your plans, and if you are a fan of Gibbs from NCIS, there is always a Plan C
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    Hi Michelle! I don't watch NCIS so I don't get the reference, but at least for the time being we don't need no stinkin' Plan C.

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