Etanercept as Rescue Therapy for Refractory Kawasaki DiseaseJournal: Austin Pediatrics (Vol.1, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Authors : Sandi C Lin; Wan-Lin Tseng; Mindy Ming-Huey Guo; Ho-Chang Kuo;
Page : 1-3
Keywords : Kawasaki disease; Etanercept; IVIG;
Kawasaki disease is a febrile vasculitis occurring in infants and children treated with first line intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and aspirin. However unresponsiveness to IVIG is not rare. This case report illustrates a girl with Kawasaki disease with fever persisting through two doses of IVIG and methylprednisolone and her fever was subsided only after using etanercept, a tumor necrosis factor-α antagonist.
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