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.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
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