Rates of infection and serious infections in patients with various autoimmune diseases who received rituximab. The frequencies depicted are based on different sizes of the patient groups (see Table 1). ANOVA testing for heterogeneity between the patient groups did not provide significant differences between the patient groups. AIHA, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia; AITP, autoimmune thrombocytopenia; AS, ankylosing spondylitis; MCTD, mixed connective tissue disease; MP, microscopic polyangiitis; NMO, neuromyelitis optica; PA, psoriatic arthritis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; WG, ANCA-associated granulomatous vasculitis.
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