Infliximab as the First Retreatment in Patients with Kawasaki Disease Resistant to Initial Intravenous Immunoglobulin


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Abstract

Forty-three patients with Kawasaki disease who were resistant to initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) were randomized to receive either a second dose of IVIG (n = 32) or an infliximab (n = 11). With IVIG retreatment 21 patients (65.6%) responded, and with infliximab 10 patients (90.9%) responded. The infliximab group had shorter duration of fever and fewer days of hospitalization. Coronary artery outcomes and adverse events were similar.

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