Interdisciplinary management recommendations for toxicity associated with interferon-alfa therapy.

@article{Hauschild2008InterdisciplinaryMR,
  title={Interdisciplinary management recommendations for toxicity associated with interferon-alfa therapy.},
  author={A. H. W. Hauschild and Katharina C K{\"a}hler and Martin Schaefer and Michael Fluck},
  journal={Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG},
  year={2008},
  volume={6 10},
  pages={829-37, 829-38}
}
SUMMARY Adjuvant interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) therapy in patients with melanoma has been established as standard therapy since more than 10 years.During IFN-alpha therapy, flu-like symptoms, gastrointestinal disorders, arthralgias and neuropsychiatric symptoms are the most common side effects. The management and prophylaxis of these side effects have been improved by a more detailed understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms and increased clinical experience. New insights in the relevance of… CONTINUE READING