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How This Drug Could Become the Standard for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Hepatitis B virus reactivation

If a patient has HBV or is a carrier of the virus, taking Rituxan could cause the virus to become active again or for the first time. The doctors will do blood tests to make sure patients don't have HBV before administering Rituxan. HBV could cause liver failure or even death.