Infliximab in a child with therapy-resistant systemic vasculitis
- First Online:
- 106 Downloads
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.
KeywordsChildhood systemic vasculitis Infliximab Juvenile polyarteritis nodosa
- 1.Petty RE, Cassidy JT (2000) Vasculitis and its classification. In: Cassidy JT and Petty RE (eds) Textbook of Pediatric Rheumatology. WB Saunders Company, pp 564–603Google Scholar
- 2.Ozen S, Besbas N, Saatci U, Bakkaloglu A (1992) Diagnostic criteria for polyarteritis nodosa in childhood. J Pediatr 2:206–209Google Scholar