Case Report

Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 769-771

First online:

Infliximab in a child with therapy-resistant systemic vasculitis

  • Sandra W. K. de KortAffiliated withAmphia Hospital
  • , Marion A. J. van RossumAffiliated withEmma Children’s Hospital AMC, Paediatric Rheumatology Email author 
  • , Rebecca ten CateAffiliated withLeiden University Medical Centre

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Treatment of systemic vasculitides is usually based on the use of corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs. We describe a 10-year-old girl with systemic vasculitis resistant to immunosuppressive treatment who had a rapid and impressive response to treatment with infliximab.


Childhood systemic vasculitis Infliximab Juvenile polyarteritis nodosa