[Long-term remission induced by measles infection and followed by immunosuppressive therapy in a case of refractory juvenile rheumatoid arthritis]

Pediatr Med Chir. Mar-Apr 1988;10(2):191-3.
[Article in Italian]


A case of severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, polyarticular type, refractory to FANS and long acting therapy which showed a quick remission after measles is described. An immunosuppressive therapy to strengthen the immunosuppression induced by virus infection was performed for six months. The remission has been maintained for 4 years and appears up to now to be stable with no therapy. On the basis of this observation, the possibility of a vaccination therapy with measles virus, which equally gives immunosuppression, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Juvenile / drug therapy
  • Arthritis, Juvenile / immunology*
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Azathioprine / administration & dosage
  • Azathioprine / therapeutic use*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diclofenac / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Indomethacin / therapeutic use
  • Measles / immunology*
  • Remission Induction
  • Time Factors


  • Diclofenac
  • Azathioprine
  • Aspirin
  • Indomethacin