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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.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerBarrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
Last RevisedFebruary 15, 2012

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Last Updated: February 15, 2012
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