Childhood-onset chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) are generally responsive to conventional immunosuppressant treatments. However about 20% of patients may be refractory to several treatments and the disease has poor outcome. Rituximab is becoming a promising treatment in selected adult cases of severe CIDPs. We report the effectiveness of Rituximab in a refractory childhood-onset CIDP and we suggest this treatment as an effective choice in unresponsive childhood CIDP.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health