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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
OBADIA, Daniel Lago; DAXBACHER, Egon Luiz Rodrigues; JEUNON, Thiago and GRIPP, Alexandre Carlos. Hidradenitis suppurativa treated with infliximab. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2009, vol.84, n.6, pp.695-697. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962009000600022.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory disease with difficult treatment. Currently, the anti-TNF alfa therapy, with monoclonal antibodies ("biological therapy"), has been shown as a new alternative. However, clinical trials assessing the efficacy of these drugs to treat hidradenitis suppurativa have not yet been published. A case in which the use of infliximab did not result in significant clinical improvement is described.
Keywords : Antibodies; monoclonal; Hidradenitis; Tumor necrosis factor-alfa.