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Interferon

Interferon is a protein made by humans and other animals to help fight infections. Different types of interferon are made in a laboratory (synthetic interferon) and used as medicines to treat certain diseases, such as leukemia, multiple sclerosis, hepatitis C, and some forms of cancer.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last Revised February 15, 2012

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Last Updated: February 15, 2012
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