Author(s): Trent JT, Kerdel FA
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) is involved in cell differentiation, mitogenesis, cytotoxic responses, inflammation, immunomodulation, and wound healing. Because of its numerous roles, it was thought that inhibition of TNF may aid in the treatment of certain dermatologic diseases such as psoriasis, hidradentitis suppurativa, pyoderma gangrenosum, Behcet ‘s syndrome, and graft versus host disease. The efficacy of these agents has proven impressive and short-term side effects have been few and relatively benign.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Dermatology nursing
Journal Abbreviation: Dermatol Nurs
Journal Date Published: 2005-05-26
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15916184
Lasted Revision: 2016-10-21
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).