Kaposi’s Sarcoma and AIDS: The Role of Interferons in Treatment

  • Susan E. Krown
Part of the Developments in Medical Virology book series (DIMV, volume 4)

Abstract

The term acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) refers to a disease complex encompassing a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations including characteristic infections and neoplasms. This manuscript describes the role of interferons in the treatment of the most common AIDS-associated tumor, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and discusses the potential role of interferons in the treatment or prevention of some of the opportunisitc infections associated with the syndrome. The rationale for therapeutic trials of interferon alpha, alone or in combination with other antiretroviral agents, to evaluate efficacy in the treatment of the underlying infection with the human immunodeficiency virus is also discussed.

Keywords

Fatigue Toxicity Hepatitis Anemia Oncol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan E. Krown
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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