Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 49, Issue 9, pp 750–752

Leflunomide in systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Case Reports

DOI: 10.1007/s13312-012-0139-9

Cite this article as:
Jahan, A., Dewan, V. & Yadav, T.P. Indian Pediatr (2012) 49: 750. doi:10.1007/s13312-012-0139-9


Methotrexate, the mainstay of treatment in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, might not be effective in a few patients of polyarticular and systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Use of biologicals like TNF-α blockers, the next line of preferred drugs is constrained by the high cost. We successfully used leflunomide in four patients.

Key words

Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis leflunomide 

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© Indian Academy of Pediatrics 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Afsana Jahan
    • 1
  • Vivek Dewan
    • 1
  • Tribhuvan Pal Yadav
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Paediatrics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchDr Ram Manohar Lohia hospitalNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.New DelhiIndia

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