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Intrathecal rituximab for IgG4-related hypertrophic pachymeningitis

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  • ED-T and CC contributed equally.

  • Contributors ED-T, CC and EBC conceived the study and wrote the article. LA, SG, SB-M, EB, GP, ML, MC, MrT, MaT, MoT, SA contributed to patient clinical care, data collection and interpretation. PM and LD provided significant advice and supervision, drafting a significant portion of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript. ED-T and CC contributed equally as first authors.

  • Funding This work was supported by “Fondazione Italiana per la Ricercasull’Artrite” (FIRA Onlus 2014) and by the “Collegio Ghislieri” (Pavia).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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