interferon-beta


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interferon-beta

[‚in·tər¦fir‚än ′bād·ə]
(immunology)
An interferon produced by fibroblasts in response to viruses or foreign nucleic acids.
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Taken together with the existing literature, our study provides further reassurance that interferon-beta treatment can be safely continued up until the time when women with MS become pregnant," Dr.
Since the vast majority of women stopped the interferon-beta treatment during the first trimester of pregnancy, we cannot draw any conclusions about the safety of interferon-beta later in pregnancy," she cautioned.
They identified women for the study using two sources: the prospective Italian Pregnancy Dataset of consecutive female patients with MS referred to 25 centers and a cohort of women from an Italian interferon-beta study.
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