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Abstract

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.

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