Tumour necrosis factor alpha is expressed in refractory skin lesions from patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

@article{Zampieri2006TumourNF,
  title={Tumour necrosis factor alpha is expressed in refractory skin lesions from patients with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Sandra Zampieri and Mauro Salvatore Alessandro Alaibac and Luca Iaccarino and Riccardo Rondinone and Anna Ghirardello and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Andrea Peserico and Andrea Doria},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={545-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is expressed in subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE) skin lesions. METHODS The in situ expression of TNFalpha in refractory lesional and non-lesional skin biopsy specimens from patients with SCLE was analysed using an immunohistochemical approach. At the time of biopsy these patients were receiving treatment with systemic medications such as antimalarial agents, immunosuppressive drugs, and thalidomide… CONTINUE READING

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