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Patient Page and study examine interferon treatment in multiple sclerosis (MS)

February 24, 2004

The monthly Patient Page discusses the risks of liver abnormalities while on interferon therapy for MS. â-interferon drugs are injected to help reduce the frequency of attacks. A study led by Helen L. Tremlett, PhD, of the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Center, found nearly one-third of 835 MS patients treated with â-interferon drugs had higher alanine aminotransferases, which is associated with abnormal liver function. This is a higher incidence of elevated alanine aminotransferases than has been previously reported in interferon therapy for MS.

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