alpha-interferon


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Alpha-interferon

A natural body substance that now can be made in large quantities and is an effective treatment for some types of viral inflammatory disease, including hepatitis C.
Mentioned in: Hepatitis D

alpha-interferon,

n See interferon, alpha.
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The current standard of care in hepatitis C is alpha-interferon combined with oral ribavirin.
He continued, "Investigations on the use of alternative medications such as topically applied alpha-interferon, a known antiviral agent, have demonstrated some clinical benefit.
Starting cancer patients on an antidepressant before they begin receiving alpha-interferon markedly reduces the therapy's side effects, Miller and his colleagues now report.
Effect of alpha-interferon treatment in patients with hepatitis B e antigen-positive chronic hepatitis B.
The Food and Drug Administration approved recombinant alpha-interferon for human papilloma virus (HPV) infections and this injectable, non-surgical treatment was experimentally tested on VVS patients.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week approved the marketing of bacterially manufactured human alpha-interferon, making it the first member of the interferon family to be commercially available in the United States.
The approved clinical protocol for therapy of WNV is entitled "Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial of Alpha-Interferon (Alferon) Therapy for West Nile Meningoencephalitis (protocol WN-102)".
The FDA authorized clinical protocol for therapy of WNV is entitled "Double Blinded, Placebo Controlled Trial of Alpha-Interferon (Alferon) Therapy for West Nile Meningoencephalitis (protocol WN-102)".