The role of tumor necrosis factor-alpha in Henoch-Schonlein purpura.

Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is one of the most common types of vasculitis disorders in childhood and is characterized by a rash, arthritis, abdominal pain, and renal involvement. The factors that determine and mediate the severity of HSP and its renal involvement remain poorly understood, although it is likely that pro-inflammatory cytokines, including… (More)