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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 449-458

Current treatment strategies: Collagen vascular diseases in children


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Sri B. M. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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Arun C Inamadar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, SBMP Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, BLDE University, Bijapur, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.103064

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Of the various collagen vascular diseases seen in pediatric age group, discoid lupus erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis and childhood scleroderma are common and of practical importance to clinicians. Various treatment modalities of these conditions have been discussed at length. Of these, some are conventional and routine,while others are used in challenging situations of these diseases. Autologous stem cell transplant, biological therapies, intravenous immunoglobulin and narrow band ultraviolet B are among the latest therapeutic options for these difficult-to-treat conditions in children.


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