Background: Drug hypersensitivity reactions to infliximab have been reported in pediatric patients. At times, these patients may need infliximab administration in spite of hypersensitivity. However, only a few reports of desensitization protocols are available in the literature in pediatric patients.
Case report: We report a case of immediate hypersensitivity reaction to intravenous infliximab in a 13-year-old child suffering from pustular psoriasis who eventually underwent a 14 step desensitization protocol for the administration of infliximab in a pediatric intensive care unit.
Conclusion: Although our desensitization protocol was safe and effective, we recommend the entire desensitization procedure to be performed under supervision of experienced personnel in a pediatric intensive care unit. Future studies with larger sample size are needed to confirm our findings.