Necrotizing fasciitis in a pediatric patient treated with etanercept and cyclosporine for macrophage activation syndrome

@article{Buonuomo2011NecrotizingFI,
  title={Necrotizing fasciitis in a pediatric patient treated with etanercept and cyclosporine for macrophage activation syndrome},
  author={Paola Sabrina Buonuomo and Andrea Campana and Antonella Insalaco and Claudia Bracaglia and Manuela Pardeo and Elisabetta Cortis},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={1097-1098}
}
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening condition caused by excessive activation and proliferation of T cells and macrophages [1] strongly associated with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA). There are no validated diagnostic criteria, and early diagnosis is difficult [2]. There were limited reports suggesting that etanercept, a… CONTINUE READING