TITLE

Partial response to anakinra in life-threatening Henoch-Schnlein purpura: case report

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Pediatric Rheumatology;2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case report of a 9 year old girl diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis. Laboratory test detected the patient had hypoalbuminemia and proteinuria. Her symptoms returned in spite of treatment with methylprednisolone, plasmapheresis and mycophenolate mofetil. The patient showed improvement on giving interleukin-1 antagonist anakinra, but relapsed on reducing anakinra and led to irreversible renal failure.
ACCESSION #
66596597

 

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