Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98--104

Cyclosporine a in recalcitrant pediatric dermatoses – A retrospective analysis of thirty children


Nibedita Patro1, Maitreyee Panda2, Mrutunjay Dash3 
1 Department of Skin and VD, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Paediatrics, IMS and SUM Hospital, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Maitreyee Panda
Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, SOA University, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha
India

Background: The therapeutic use of cyclosporine is gradually extending to various dermatoses including both in adults and children. There are meager studies from India supporting its safe use in pediatric dermatoses. Aims and Objectives: The aim is to study the safety and efficacy profile of children treated with cyclosporine for recalcitrant dermatoses. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of the case files of children below 18 years of age where cyclosporine A (CsA) was used within the past 5 years was done. Results: A total of thirty cases were studied. The CsA dose used in our patients ranged from 3 to 4 mg/kg/day for a time period varying from 4 to 24 weeks. A good to excellent response was seen in 23 (76.66%) cases. Few children developed side effects mostly reversible with dose modification. Conclusion: Cyclosporine within the therapeutic range can be used safely in recalcitrant pediatric dermatoses.


How to cite this article:
Patro N, Panda M, Dash M. Cyclosporine a in recalcitrant pediatric dermatoses – A retrospective analysis of thirty children.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2020;21:98-104


How to cite this URL:
Patro N, Panda M, Dash M. Cyclosporine a in recalcitrant pediatric dermatoses – A retrospective analysis of thirty children. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 May 30 ];21:98-104
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