A case report of successful treatment of recalcitrant childhood localized scleroderma with infliximab and leflunomide

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Abstract

  • © Ferguson et al.; Licensee Bentham Open. Herein we report successful treatment of an adolescent Caucasian female with severe progressive localized scleroderma (mixed subtype, including generalized morphea and linear scleroderma of the trunk/limb) using infliximab and leflunomide. The patient demonstrated improvement after the first 9 months of therapy based on her clinical examination, objective measures, and patient and parent global assessments. Infliximab is a potential treatment option for pediatric localized scleroderma patients who have progression of disease or who are unable to tolerate the side effect profile of more standard systemic therapy. Larger longitudinal studies or case series are needed to confirm and further investigate infliximab’s role in localized scleroderma.
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  • Ferguson ID; Weiser P; Torok KS
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  • 30
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  • 35
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  • 9