Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
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 1806-4841. 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.