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  Low interferon gamma producers are better treatment responders. A two years follow-up of interferon beta treated multiple sclerosis patients

Petereit, H., Nolden, S., Schoppe, S., Bamborschke, S., Pukrop, R., & Heiss, W.-D. (2002). Low interferon gamma producers are better treatment responders. A two years follow-up of interferon beta treated multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple Sclerosis, 8(6), 492-494.

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Petereit, H.F., Author
Nolden, S., Author
Schoppe, S., Author
Bamborschke, Stefan, Author
Pukrop, R., Author
Heiss, Wolf-Dieter1, Author           
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1Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Emeriti, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Managing Director: Jens Brüning, Max Planck Society, ou_2149649              

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 Abstract: As response to interferon beta (IFNB) treatment a 50% reduction of the mean relapse rate compared to pretreatment values has been reported. However, individual responses vary considerably, ranging from no reduction in exacerbation frequency to complete suppression of relapses for at least two years. At the moment valid predictors for IFNB response are lacking. Here we present a prospective evaluation of 33 patients with primary relapsing multiple sclerosis, who were followed for two years of IFNB treatment. A low interferon gamma (IFG) production before treatment predicted a two-year term without exacerbations in 68.8% of cases correctly, whereas a high pretreatment IFG production implied the risk of at least one relapse in the first two years in 70.6%. These preliminary results encourage further evaluation of IFG as predictor of an IFNB treatment response.

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 Dates: 2002
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Title: Multiple Sclerosis
  Alternative Title : Mult Scler
Source Genre: Journal
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 8 (6) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 492 - 494 Identifier: -