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Etanercept as Rescue Therapy for Refractory Kawasaki Disease

Journal: Austin Pediatrics (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Kawasaki disease; Etanercept; IVIG;

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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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