Peginterferon

What is Peginterferon?

Interferons (IFNs) are a group of signaling proteins made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, or tumor cells. In a typical scenario, a virus-infected cell will release interferons causing nearby cells to heighten their anti-viral defenses.

IFNs belong to the large class of proteins known as cytokines, molecules used for communication between cells to trigger the protective defenses of the immune system that help eradicate pathogens. by protecting cells from virus infections. IFNs also have various other functions: they activate immune cells, such as natural killer cells and macrophages; they increase host defenses by up-regulating antigen presentation by virtue of increasing the expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens. Certain symptoms of infections, such as fever, muscle pain and "flu-like symptoms", are also caused by the production of IFNs and other cytokines.

More than twenty distinct IFN genes and proteins have been identified in animals, including humans. They are typically divided among three classes: Type I IFN, Type II IFN, and Type III IFN. IFNs belonging to all three classes are important for fighting viral infections and for the regulation of the immune system.

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MY WIFE HAVE GOT HCV RNA QUANTITATIVE VIRAL LOAD BY TAQ MAN <15 IU/ML AFTER 24 WEEKS OF TREATMENT BY PEGINTERFERON AND RIVBARIN FOR GENOTYPE 3...

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I stay in Thailand . I heppatitis B virus and theatment with Peginterferon alfa injection . First weeks not rash but second weeks it have skin rash...

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Hi,
Thanks for query as per your quesyion most likely these rashes are side effect of antiviral therapy you are on.However to differenciate it from...

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Hi My name is XXXXXXX I got Helast three year a go, patitis c,My doctor didnt want to treat me, I want to know specialist Doctor and what i am...

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Antivirals would be given.

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Thanks for choosing HCM.
Hepatitis C is a viral disease.Long term treatment...

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I stay in Thailand . I heppatitis B virus and theatment with Peginterferon alfa injection . First weeks not rash but second weeks it have skin rash...

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