Role of PAX2 gene polymorphisms in Henoch-Schonlein purpura nephritis.


OBJECTIVE To investigate the distribution of polymorphisms in the PAX2 gene in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura with and without nephritis (HSPN and HSP, respectively), with particular attention to the relationship between PAX2 gene polymorphisms and the development of kidney pathology. METHODS Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral… (More)