Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 769–771

Infliximab in a child with therapy-resistant systemic vasculitis

  • Sandra W. K. de Kort
  • Marion A. J. van Rossum
  • Rebecca ten Cate
Case Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Childhood systemic vasculitis Infliximab Juvenile polyarteritis nodosa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra W. K. de Kort
    • 1
  • Marion A. J. van Rossum
    • 2
  • Rebecca ten Cate
    • 3
  1. 1.Amphia HospitalBredaThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Emma Children’s Hospital AMCPaediatric RheumatologyAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Leiden University Medical CentreLeidenThe Netherlands

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