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Arthritis during interferon beta-1b treatment in multiple sclerosis

"Arthritis during interferon beta-1b treatment in multiple sclerosis"

Altintas A, Alici Y, Melikoglu M, Siva A.

Department of Neurology, Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, 34300 Istanbul, Turkey.

Interferon beta (IFN-beta) is the most widely prescribed disease-modifying drug for multiple sclerosis (MS). Therapy with IFN-beta may be associated with a number of adverse reactions.

The development or exacerbation of other autoimmune diseases is a rare but reported side effect of IFN-beta therapy.

In this case report, we present clinical and laboratory findings of two MS patients who developed arthritis during IFN-beta1b treatment, probably of autoimmune origin.

Mult Scler. 2002 Dec;8(6):534-6.

PMID: 12474998 [PubMed link]



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