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Interferon Therapy in Acute Viral Illnesses

  • Stanley Levin
  • Eugene Leibowitz
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Part of the Developments in Medical Virology book series (DIMV, volume 4)

Abstract

Thirty years have elapsed since the discovery of interferon (IFN) as a naturally occurring biological substance with antiviral activity against a broad spectrum of RNA and DNA viruses, but reports of its use in clinical trials of acute viral infections have been surprisingly meager. There are several reasons for this, the major one being that for the first 20 years after its discovery, stocks were in very short supply, and when available, very expensive.

Keywords

Human Papilloma Virus Herpes Zoster Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Genital Herpes Japanese Encephalitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Levin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eugene Leibowitz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Research InstituteKaplan HospitalRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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