Tumor Necrosis Factor Alfa Antagonists for Pediatric Immune-Mediated Diseases

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP

Pediatr Pharm. 2007;13(8):1-4. 

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Summary

The TNFα antagonists offer a highly effective alternative to traditional therapies for the management of immune-mediated diseases. While now established in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, it is likely that these agents will play a role in many other disease states as well. Continued research is needed to optimize their use in children and further define their adverse effect profiles.

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