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Noun1.alpha-interferon - a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)
interferon - an antiviral protein produced by cells that have been invaded by a virus; inhibits replication of the virus
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Prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence with alpha-interferon after liver resection in HCV cirrhosis.
Longterm follow up of patients with SSPE treated with intraventricular alpha-interferon. Neurology 1997;48:526-8.
Cheung, "Thyrotoxicosis induced by alpha-interferon therapy in chronic viral hepatitis," Clinical Endocrinology, vol.
Comparison of lamivudine and alpha-interferon combination with alpha-interferon alone in the treatment of HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B.
There are several studies, which highlight the role of alpha-interferon (INF) being used for treatment of HCV- positive patients, resulting in eruption or exacerbation of oral LP.
The patient was diagnosed with localized EBV-associated LPD and administered weekly anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody (rituximab, 375 mg/m2) for 4 weeks and alpha-interferon 3 times per week (3 X [10.sub.6] units/[m.sub.2]) for 6 months due to the infiltration of CD20-positive B cells.
Thyroid dysfunction and liver injury following alpha-interferon treatment of chronic viral hepatitis.
Women with vulvodynia might also benefit from injections of alpha-interferon, corticosteroids, or botulinum toxin, said Dr.
Unexplained spontaneous regression and alpha-interferon as treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma.
Life-threatening severe immune thrombocytopenia during alpha-interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis C.
I've treated vulvar vestibulitis for 15 years and have used alpha-interferon (Alferon-N) with excellent results.