Potential of Serum and Urinary Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Levels for the Early Detection of Renal Involvement in Children With Henoch-Schonlein Purpura


EROL M., YIGIT O., Tasdemir M., GAYRET O. B. , BUKE O., GUNES A., ...More

IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.26, no.4, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/ijp.6129
  • Title of Journal : IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Background: Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is an enzyme implicated in the pathogenesis of renal diseases. Renal involvement is the principal cause of morbidity and mortality in children with Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP).