Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in a child with cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa

Y. Uziel*, E. D. Silverman

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Abstract

Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) may have a prolonged recurrent course which needs chronic corticosteroids treatment to achieve remission. In this report we describe a 9 year old boy who developed CPAN, which we treated with high dose intravenous immunoglobulin (MG), with an immediate favourable response. We discuss the advantages of IVIG over corticosteroids and speculate on its pathogenesis and mechanism of action.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-189
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children
  • Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN)
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)

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